Donations amounted to 19.7 million dirhams, enough to treat 33 patients
“Muhammad Khalifa Al-Suwaidi’s Fund” supports “Your Life Donation” with one million dirhams
The initiative has succeeded in making patients and their families happy during the month of Ramadan.
Nujoud Abdulaziz Al-Khiloufi: Director of the Department of Communication and External Relations at the Mohammed bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences, the national coordinator in the National Committee for Organ Transplantation
The "Your Life Donation" initiative adopted by "Emirates Today", in cooperation with the Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences, and the Department of Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities in Dubai, received one million dirhams from "Mohammed Khalifa Al Suwaidi Funds", presented by the businessman, founder and chairman of the Council The management at the Al Habtoor Group, Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor.
The initiative "Donate Your Life" aims to support 38 patients with kidney failure, who need kidney transplants at an estimated cost of 22 million and 670 thousand dirhams. The initiative seeks to stimulate the private sector, businessmen and community members to adopt the initiative and provide the necessary support to the target group.
The list of kidney failure patients who need kidney transplantation includes 14 children and 24 adults, including 13 citizens, one Gulf patient, three from Arab countries, one patient from Comoros and 20 from Asian countries.
Through the contribution received by the initiative from “Mohammed Khalifa Al Suwaidi’s funds”, kidneys will be treated and transplanted to patients included in the initiative, in addition to providing the necessary medication, and therapeutic follow-up for patients after the operation. Operations will be performed for them and their treatment will be started at Mediclinic City Hospital in Dubai. There are still five patients waiting to be helped with their medical expenses at a cost of two million and 960 thousand dirhams.
The initiative comes within the newspaper’s initiatives in the blessed month of Ramadan, and the volume of donations for this initiative, since its launch so far, has reached 19 million and 710 thousand dirhams, sufficient to treat kidneys and transplant them to 33 patients.
The cost of a kidney transplant for one child is 565,000 dirhams, and the operations will be performed for them at the Al Jalila Children's Specialty Hospital. The transplant cost for the patient is 615,000 dirhams. The transplantation operations will be performed for adult patients at Mediclinic Al Madinah Hospital in Dubai.
The initiative received a donation from a citizen of Dubai, worth 7 million 910 thousand dirhams, to cover the costs of kidney transplantation for 14 children, one million dirhams from “Mohammed Khalifa Al Suwaidi’s funds”, 3.5 million dirhams from Dubai Islamic Bank, and 1.5 million dirhams from the Foundation Endowments and Minors Affairs in Dubai, two million dirhams from the Department of Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities in Dubai, one million dirhams from the Dubai Charitable Association, 500 thousand dirhams from the Dubai Insurance Company, one million dirhams from businessman Khalifa Juma Al-Naboodah, one million dirhams from the Beit Al-Khair Association, and 300 thousand A dirham from Emirates Islamic Bank.
Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor said, “The (Your Donation is a Life) initiative is a positive and inspiring model for the cooperation of institutions and society in supporting and supporting deserving groups, with the aim of taking the hands of the most vulnerable groups to overcome their circumstances and overcome their challenges,” pointing out that support for this initiative comes from the responsibility to help the needy. And support for all initiatives and projects that achieve this societal purpose that is in the public interest.
He added that introducing specific initiatives to improve the lives of certain segments of society during the month of Ramadan greatly contributes to drawing the attention of community members to these issues, and the atmosphere of compassion and generosity that floods the holy month contributes to attracting greater numbers of community members and institutions. To participate in supporting these community initiatives, indicating that the best and most sustainable model of community development depends on the existence of a responsible society, in which each member feels his responsibility for the happiness of others, and contributes to the role he can play regardless of his size to fulfill this responsibility.
Al Habtoor said: “We are pleased to support (your donation of life) with one million dirhams from the management of Mohammed Khalifa Al Suwaidi’s funds, for kidney treatment and transplantation, from those included in the initiative, to draw smiles on the faces of patients and their families, and to translate the meanings of tolerance and solidarity that we grew up on.”
The Executive Director of the Charitable Work Sector at the Department of Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities in Dubai, Ahmed Darwish Al Muhairi, valued the contribution made by “Mohammed Khalifa Al Suwaidi Funds” by businessman Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, with a value of one million dirhams, as this contribution will open in hope to patients with kidney failure included in the humanitarian initiative This donation will be directed to improving the lives of patients, helping their families, and putting smiles on their faces to enable them to lead a healthy life.
Al Muhairi said that this generous giving is an important addition to the initiative, as it confirms the businessman’s contribution as a reflection of the noble values, benevolence and altruism that the Emirati society enjoys, stressing that Al Habtoor is keen to extend a helping hand for humanity, through his support for various humanitarian and charitable projects inside and outside the country. .
He pointed out that the positive response reflected the keenness of the public and private sectors to leave a different imprint, and to restore hope in the lives of needy patients included in the initiative.
It is noteworthy that "Emirates Today", the Mohammed bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences, and the Department of Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities in Dubai launched on the first of Ramadan a humanitarian initiative called "Your donation is a life", within the framework of the Memorandum of Understanding that aims to treat kidneys and transplant them for patients with kidney failure in the Emirate Dubai, which coincides with the joy of Ramadan and the advent of the blessed Eid al-Fitr, and this initiative is a pioneering national community, within the newspaper’s initiatives in the blessed month of Ramadan.
Supporting the community initiative
Supporting the community initiative
The editor-in-chief of Emirates Today, Sami Al-Riyami, valued the contribution made by “Mohammed Khalifa Al-Suwaidi’s funds” at a value of one million dirhams, made by businessman Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, in favor of the “Your Donation is Life” initiative, explaining that the amount of donations reached 19 million and 710 thousand dirhams It is sufficient to treat and transplant the kidneys to 33 patients, indicating that the initiative has completed its 16th day, since its launch, at the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan, and has achieved a good number in the volume of donations for this community initiative, and Al-Riyami called on institutions and individuals in the country to support this community initiative.
A record of charitable work
A record of charitable work
The Director of Communication and External Relations at the Mohammed bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences, the national coordinator in the National Committee for Organ Transplantation, Nujoud Abdulaziz Al-Khaloufi, thanked and appreciated businessman Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, the owner of a long record in the field of charitable and humanitarian work, for the donation made by «money Mohammed Khalifa Al-Suwaidi », who presented to support the initiative“ Donate You Life ”.
She added that it is not strange for his honorable person, as his career is rich and generous, and his generous donations include the Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor Center for Medical Simulation at the Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences, the first comprehensive facility for simulation training in Dubai.
Five patients are still waiting for the
contributions of the
AED 2.9 million for a kidney transplant surgeries.