More than 50 French and other francophone residents, among them employees from the French Embassy to the State of Qatar, participated in a blood donation campaign held today at the French Ambassador’s Residence.
His Excellency the French Ambassador to the State of Qatar, Mr. Eric Chevallier, thanked all donors for contributing to the Qatar National Blood Donation Campaign and expressed his appreciation for the active role of Hamad Medical Corporation’s (HMC) unit team, as well as the Francophone network association in Qatar, Doha Accueil.
Addressing the media, the French Ambassador stressed the importance of blood donation, which he said: “saves lives and conveys a strong message of solidarity”.
He added: “it’s the second time this year we organize a campaign at the French Residence in cooperation with HMC and Doha Accueil. In February, I donated my blood at the Blood Donation Unit at Hamad Hospital. Today, I donated my blood here at my Residence together with many of my fellow citizens and other francophones. It is a new occasion to express once again our solidarity with all those in need of Blood: Qataris, French and all other residents. All these donations will save lives in Qatar”.