Thursday 25th June marked the launch of NHS Blood and Transplant’s research and development strategy. Through its annual stakeholder event, NHSBT invited the IUS to attend due to the fantastic work done by IHBDC.
Attending the event were many high profile figures and leaders of community projects and health organisations across the UK, as well as the executive management of NHSBT. From IHBDC, we had the Coordinator (Aimen Al-Diwani), Marketing Director (Mustafa Khan) as well as IT Project Lead (Ali Jaffri) all in attendance.
The day was very fruitful, with several exciting and innovative ideas being discussed and planned to take place over the next 5 years. Most importantly, the event served as a platform to bring together all the inspiring organisations involved in this vital lifesaving work in order to help network and build bridges for some promising collaborations.
Our volunteers got the chance to speak to the real decision makers when it comes to blood donation in the UK and raise awareness of important issues in order to allow for joint efforts to be made to combat common issues faced. This engagement will hopefully lead to improvements to be made so that the process of blood giving is as convenient and impacting as possible for all our donors.
We’re really excited about developing on our strong relationship with the NHSBT, and would like to thank all of our donors who donated recently in our summer sessions for putting in to action the important lessons that Islam teaches us about helping those in need.
Together, we can create a world where every Muslim saves lives regularly through blood donation.