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.


Tadawul index records highest close since July 2019 on Sunday

Updated 30 November 2020

Tadawul index records highest close since July 2019 on Sunday

  • Total trading reached $3.17 billion

Saudi Arabia’s benchmark Tadawul All Share Index (TASI) rose 0.2 percent, or 15 points, to end at 8,709 points on Sunday, the highest closing since July 2019.

Total trading reached SAR 11.9 billion ($3.17 billion), with the advance-decline ratio at 146:44.

SPIMACO rose 5.5 percent to SAR 43.05. The company signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding with German biopharmaceutical firm, CureVac, to provide COVID-19 vaccine in the Kingdom.

Electrical Industries closed 5.6 percent higher at SAR 24.26, as the firm completed the final phase of share buyback for SAR 7.2 million.

Naseej went limit up to close at SAR 33.

Oil giant Saudi Aramco fell 0.4 percent to SAR 35.75, while banking major Al Rajhi slipped 0.3 percent to SAR 74.

Blue chip SABIC edged down 0.3 percent to SAR 96.50.

Alandulas was the top decliner, shedding nearly 2 percent to SAR 21.08.

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