In recognition and appreciation for their support and contributions to the organ donation program in Qatar, Qatar Steel, among other sponsors, were honored by the Organ Donation Center (Hiba) of Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC). About 56 living organ donors and their families were also awarded, for their contribution to the health of the nation and the organ donation program.
The honoring ceremony was held on 28th Oct. 2014 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel under the patronage of HE Abdullah Bin Khalid Al-Qahtani, Minister of Public Health. The event was under the theme “Celebration of life”, and it was attended by His Excellency, Dr. Abdulla Bin Saleh Al Khulaifi, Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, Dr. Hanan Al Kuwairi, Managing Director of HMC. Other officials from HMC attended the event, in addition to other high ranking dignitaries from public and private sectors.
The organ donation program has seen remarkable success in the past few years and through awareness programs, especially the Ramadan awareness campaign, has managed to bring about a large shift in public understanding and perspective of this important topic. This has resulted in a steady increase of registered organ donors and, since the launch of the donor registry in 2012, over 43,000 people have signed as organ donors after death.
On behalf of HMC, Dr. Riadh Fadhil, Director of the Qatar Organ Donation Center thanked Qatar Steel for its continual support to the organ donation campaign, which contributed to its great progress and success.