Blood donation camps on Feb 5- Muslims urged to Donate Blood

Hyderabad, January 31: Milad Blood donation camps will be held on February 5, to commemorate the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), at State Central Library, Afzalgunj and Idgah Balamrai, Secunderabad from 7 am to 6. pm.

Addressing a press conference here today, Mohsin Bin Mohammed Al Hamooni, President of FOCUSS, said the camps will be held under the auspices of FOCUSS and Tanzeem Irshad-ul-Muslimeen, both NGOs consisting of Muslim youth of twin cities. This is the second year of blood donation. Last year, about 900 youth has donated blood, which was later distributed among the needy patients through the Thalasemia and Sickle Cell Society Blood Bank and Red Cross Society.

He said that Blood donation is considered an extremely meritorious and rewarding act of charity in Islam. Islam exhorts Muslims to be charitable to all of God’s creation. Muslims cannot think of any charity greater than gift of life. So scholars and jurists have agreed that Muslims should have no inhibitions whatsoever in donating blood in the communities they are living. They should consider such activities as the most rewarding charity.

The other important aim of these camps is to spread awareness and remove misconceptions regarding blood donation. In Thallasemia and Sickle Cell Society alone there are more than 1500 registered cases of children suffering from Thallasemia and Sickle Cell. These children need blood transfusion every three weeks without which there are severe consequences to their health. Since blood is not a commodity that can be manufactured anywhere except in a human body, it is the duty of every citizen to come forward and help support people who are in need of blood.

He appealed to all Muslims to donate blood on Milad-un-Nabi and save the lives of people, who need blood. He also appealed to the people not to limit blood donation to blood camps such as this one, but also make blood donation a regular activity.

Ahsan Bin Mohammed Al Hamooni, Imran Khan (Tanzeem Irshad ul Muslim) Abroze Khaja were also present. (NSS)