MoH blood bank collects 354,633 units in one year

Updated 03 August 2016
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MoH blood bank collects 354,633 units in one year

RIYADH: Makkah hospitals benefited from 25 percent of blood units from the Ministry of Health’s blood bank, according to Aleqtisadiah.
Quoting from the ministry sources, it said at least 104,328 blood units were transfused to patients from a total of 422,000 units of all areas of the Kingdom within a year.
The ministry’s blood bank was able to collect 354,633 blood units through donors, with 21 percent from volunteers in the Eastern Province at 74,130 units, followed by Asir at 66,723 units through last year.
Makkah blood banks collected around 63,610 units from donors, with Riyadh next at 40,448 units, Jazan at 30,159 units, Qaseem at 15,897 and Hail 12,487 units.
Northern Borders registered the least number of blood units (5,921). Hospitals in the Eastern Province benefited the second most at 19 percent of units, at 78,131 units, Riyadh hospitals next at 16 percent, or 65,888 units.
Najran hospitals benefited the least at 5,984 blood units.
The emergency communications center of the HoM received 11,989 phone calls in the week before last with 144 for the “Ihalaty” program. The ministry stated all complaints were dealt with and/or followed up, and 23 of those reported were dwelt with at once.
The ministry stated the communications center received 1,396 calls from people who wanted medical advice, and 9,970 calls were made concerning the health sector and services it provides.
The communications center is the link between the citizen and the health sector.


Saudi Human Resources Development Fund and SJAHI explore ties in car-repair service

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Saudi Human Resources Development Fund and SJAHI explore ties in car-repair service

RIYADH: The director-general of the Saudi Human Resources Development Fund (Hadaf), Mohammed Al-Sudairy, met the CEO of the Saudi Japanese Automobile High Institute (SJAHI), Salim Al-Asmarei, on Wednesday to explore and enhance the strategic partnership between the two entities, and to better serve Saudi students at the institute.

Hadaf’s partnership with SJAHI, Al-Sudairy pointed out, is one of a number of similar partnerships that Hadaf has established with private and government entities in a bid to increase participation of Saudi nationals in the workforce.

Hadaf, he said, “seeks to provide advanced apprenticeships that allow SJAHI trainees to be pioneers in the automobile-repair field.”

Al-Asmarei said the institute’s partnership with Hadaf would support Saudi nationals through “many schemes,” adding, “We are looking forward to our joint cooperation in the upcoming period to achieve objectives.”

Al-Sudairy, Al-Asmarei, and senior officials toured the institute and visited two workshops that contain 100 cars to provide trainees with hands-on experience, classrooms, and laboratories. Al-Sudairy also met with students and listened to their feedback.