Inauguration of the blood bank in Dr. Abdulaziz Alranteesi hospital
On the 17th of April, a blood bank was opened in Dr. Abdulaziz Alranteesi Speciality Hospital for Children. The bank gave blood and plasma transfusions to the hospital in addition to other hospitals such as the Nasr Hospital for children, Eye hospital, the Psychiatric hospital and the Mohammed Aldurra hospital for children.
The blood bank works 24/7 which eased the pressure in Al-Shifaa’ hospital and also eased the pains of Palestinian patients especially children whilst providing special medical services in blood transfusions.
The blood bank was funded by PalMed-Germany and was constructed via Islamic Relief. The project’s costs totalled up to 82,000 Euros which collected following a meeting that took place in spring 2009 between the two. Dr. Mohammed Salem (head of PalMed EU) and Dr. Mohammed Abu Nada (PalMed’s representative in Gaza and head of the nuoro department at the hospital) checked the project before it launched. Flowers were given out to the patients in different departments to celebrate the opening.