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01 November 2017

Lord Provost of Edinburgh gives blood and thanks The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society and Blood Donors

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Lord Provost of Edinburgh gives blood and thanks The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society and Blood Donors

The Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (SNBTS) would like to thank Frank Ross, Lord Provost of Edinburgh, for giving blood on Wednesday. The Lord Provost gave blood and visited Edinburgh Donor Centre to thank blood donors, and everyone who is supporting the current Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society (SABS) blood donation campaign.

Frank Ross, Lord Provost of Edinburgh gives blood on Wednesday.
Frank Ross, Lord Provost of Edinburgh gives blood on Wednesday.

The Imam Hussain Blood Donation Campaign encourages Muslims and people of all communities in Scotland to give blood during the holy month of Muharram – the Islamic New Year. SABS organise annual blood donation events in Edinburgh, Glasgow and co-operate with others throughout Scotland, and throughout the year. This year the campaign has been more successful than ever, with over 260 people giving blood as part of the campaign. Huge thanks to all involved. 

About the Imam Hussain Blood Donation Campaign

Set up in January 2006, the Imam Hussain Blood Donation Campaign is currently the largest national campaign in the UK to specifically focus on increasing the number of donors from the Muslim community, and those of other communities. In Scotland, the campaign has generated almost 1,500 donations so far. As each donation can be split into three separate parts (red cells, platelets and plasma), this means up to 4,500 lives have been saved or improved in Scotland.

A huge thank you to all!

The Imam Hussain Blood Donation Campaign encourages Muslims and people of all communities in Scotland to give blood during the holy month of Muharram
The Imam Hussain Blood Donation Campaign encourages Muslims and people of all communities in Scotland to give blood during the holy month of Muharram
  • To sign up as a blood donor, call us on 0345 90 90 999 or fill out our online form.

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