To commemorate World Blood Donor Day 2019, the Office of the Taipei Commercial Representative Office (TCRO) in collaboration with Instagram celebrity AbdulKareem Al-Hendal and the Central Blood Bank launched a blood donation campaign at its offices on 13 May.
The campaign announcement event was attended by the Ambassador of Honduras H.E. Nelson Valencia Garcia, Counselor of the Embassy of Guinea, Sveso Delamini, former Undersecretary of the Civil Service Bureau, Dr. Mohammed Hamad Al-Roumi, Dr. Ameera Al-Hassan, Acting Director of the United Nations Office for the Human Settlements Program, members of the Taiwanese community and media personnel.
TCRO Ambassador Ray Mou stated, “We presented the slogan of our campaign, ‘Safe Blood for All, Taiwan can Help’, which is similar to the slogan of the World Health Organization”.
“The goal of our campaign is to encourage more people to donate blood, which is considered a noble humanitarian act and an initiative that contributes to saving the lives of patients,” he stated.
Ambassador Mou alongside friends from the Kuwait and Taiwanese community visited the Central Blood Bank on 15 May to donate blood. The representatives from the Bank expressed its deep appreciation and gratitude to the Taiwanese office.
Ambassador Mou also highlighted Taiwan’s efforts in assisting other countries during times of disasters and diseases by training 1,500 medical and nursing staff in 65 countries around the world. He noted that Taiwan’s advanced health insurance system utilizes modern technology and artificial intelligence in the medical field.