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Alshaya organises blood drive across the region to celebrate and support World Blood Donor Day

To support World Blood Donor Day on 14 June, employees from Alshaya Group, a leading international retailer, were pleased to take part in a blood donation drive organized by the company across the region.

Alshaya organises blood drive across the region to celebrate and support World Blood Donor day

Over 120 employees from Kuwait took part in blood donation sessions at the Kuwait Central Blood Bank in Jabriya and at the Al-Adan Hospital on 29 May and 9 June 2021.

Alshaya organises blood drive across the region to celebrate and support World Blood Donor day

Further blood donation sessions will take place in the United Arab Emirates on 17 June 2021 and in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on 21 June.

Donated blood is used for a variety of critical purposes, including trauma and burns treatment, as well as for the treatment of cancer, sickle cell and other chronic diseases.

Alshaya organises blood drive across the region to celebrate and support World Blood Donor day

Seneca Cottom, Alshaya Group’s Head of Sustainability said: "There is always a demand for blood to treat many different medical needs. Arranging for employees to donate blood is a great way for us to give back to the community, by supporting the healthcare and medical services in the countries where we operate in. We were very proud to contribute to the important work of the blood banks in Kuwait, UAE and KSA, especially in the period around World Blood Donor Day."

Company overview 

Alshaya Group is a dynamic family-owned enterprise, first established in Kuwait in 1890. With a consistent record of growth and innovation, Alshaya Group is one of the world's leading brand franchise operators, offering an unparalleled choice of well-loved international brands to customers.

Alshaya Group's portfolio extends across MENA, Russia, Turkey and Europe, with thousands of stores, cafes, restaurants and leisure destinations, as well as a growing online and digital business.

Operating in multiple sectors including Apparel, Food, Health & Beauty, Pharmacy, Home Furnishings and Leisure & Entertainment, Alshaya Group colleagues are united by a commitment to authentically deliver great customer service and brand experiences.

Fresh, modern and relevant, Alshaya's constantly evolving portfolio reflects the choices and lifestyle of its customers. From flagship stores and restaurants in prestige malls, through to local coffee shops, drive-thrus and online, Alshaya Group brings customers the brands they love in the places they want to be. Brands such as Starbucks, H&M, Mothercare, Debenhams, American Eagle Outfitters, P.F. Chang's, The Cheesecake Factory, The Body Shop, M.A.C, Victoria's Secret, Boots, Pottery Barn and KidZania.