EP expats donate blood for pilgrims

Updated 01 October 2013

EP expats donate blood for pilgrims

Several expatriates donated 155 units of blood during a blood donation campaign in Dammam on Friday for the treatment of Haj pilgrims.
Blood donations were made to Dammam Central Hospital's regional blood bank, which will be sent to health facilities in Makkah and Madinah.
The event was organized for the ninth consecutive year by an Indian organization, Tamil Nadu Thowheed Jamaath (TNTJ).
The blood donation camp, held between 8 a.m. and 4.30 p.m., attracted around 180 volunteers. The doctor’s team, led by Abdullah Al-Otaibi from the Dammam Central Hospital's blood bank, assisted TNTJ volunteers.
Mohammed Al-Zahrani, laboratory supervisor, thanked TNTJ's organizers for organizing such a significant event for a noble cause.
TNTJ Dammam's head, Umar Farooq, said that his organization had conducted 27 blood camps in Alkhobar, Dammam, Qatif and Jubail hospitals so far. TNTJ continues to be the leading organization for the last eight years in organizing blood donations in the Eastern Province, he said, adding: “We have received more than 15 awards from government agencies in recognition of our work.”
“We conduct these camps in conformity with Verse 32 of Chapter 5 of the Qur'an, which states that 'Saving a life is akin to saving the whole of mankind.' It also promotes social harmony,” he added.
TNTJ is also the leading organization for blood donation campaigns in Tamil Nadu, as well as in GCC countries. The Tamil Nadu government has given numerous awards to TNTJ in recognition of its outstanding services.

Saleh Al-Sulami, general secretary of the Saudi Export Development Authority

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Saleh Al-Sulami, general secretary of the Saudi Export Development Authority

Saleh Al-Sulami has been the general secretary of the Saudi Export Development Authority since January 2017.

Previously, Al-Sulami served as the deputy minister at the Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources between 2015 and 2018.

He also served as the general manager of Obeikan Investment Group for more than four years from 2010 to 2014.

Between 2005 and 2010, Al-Sulami served as general manager of other companies including Al-Modayfer Investment Group, which has a number of businesses producing building materials and offering construction-related services.

Al-Sulami also headed Al-Watania for Plastics for more than four years, a leading regional manufacturer and distributor of plastic products since 1982.

Al-Sulami obtained a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from King Saud University in Riyadh.

The Saudi Export Development Authority has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Abdullah Al-Othaim Markets Co. in Riyadh, which aims to promote and increase export of Saudi products. 

The supply and promotion of Saudi products represent a major part of Abdullah Al-Othaim Markets’ mission in the retail and wholesale trade through its branches in Egypt.

The products targeted for export, are particularly those of Saudi origin produced by licensed factories in the Kingdom.

The signing ceremony was attended by Al-Sulami and Abdul Aziz Abdullah Al-Othaim, CEO and board member of Abdullah Al-Othaim Markets.