McDonald’s Qatar Holds a Blood Donation Drive for Customers and Employees

Blood donation drive

06-14-2023

The leading quick-service restaurant observed World Blood Donor Day as part of its CSR platform, Rahlatuna

Doha, Qatar, 14 June, 2023: To commemorate World Blood Donor Day 2023, McDonald’s Qatar, (fully owned and operated by Al Mana Restaurants & Food Company W.L.L.), in collaboration with Hamad Medical Corporation’s (HMC) Blood Donor Center, organised a blood donation drive at its flagship restaurant branch in the Old Airport area.

The initiative provided an opportunity for McDonald’s customers and voluntary staff members from each of its 73 restaurant branches in Qatar, as well as several of the quick service restaurant’s higher management officials to participate in the selfless act of donating blood and to contribute to making a positive impact on the community.

World Blood Donor Day is celebrated globally on June 14 every year. The event seeks to raise awareness about the importance of blood donation and acknowledge donors for their life-saving gifts of blood. In Qatar, HMC Blood Donor Center is the only organization that manages the national blood supply for all governmental and private health institutes. For the last thirty years, the entity completely relies on voluntary donors to ensure adequate stocks of blood for timely provision to patients.

Commenting on the occasion, McDonald’s Qatar General Manager, Mr Mithqual Abu Nasser said: “Positively influencing the lives of the people we serve has been a top priority for us at McDonald’s Qatar. Our McFamily members are focused on identifying ways in which we can make a bigger impact. I am pleased to highlight that this is the second year we have undertaken this generous initiative and the response, from employees and customers alike, has been remarkable. Donating blood is one of the easiest and simplest ways to boost community well-being, support our health system, and engage in something that can be potentially lifesaving for people critically in need.”

Executive Director for Division of Transfusion Medicine, Dr. Aysha Al Malki expressed her sincere appreciation to McDonald’s Qatar for this noble initiative of blood donation, she highlighted the importance of safe blood and blood products and how their transfusion is a critical aspect of care. The availability of an adequate and safe blood supply is crucial for various medical procedures, including surgeries, and treatment of chronic conditions such as cancer and blood disorders. Blood donation is an essential act of generosity that saves lives and fosters a stronger community.

McDonald’s Qatar’s blood donation drive builds on its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) platform, Rahlatuna. Meaning ‘Our Journey,’ the comprehensive platform combines all of McDonald’s CSR endeavours in Qatar over the past three decades and embodies its shared journey with its community towards a brighter, safer and more inclusive future for all.

Moreover, Rahlatuna echoes the dedication of McDonald’s Qatar in building, celebrating and giving back to the community. Aligned with the organisation’s firm commitment to the human and social development pillars of the Qatar National Vision 2030, McDonald’s Qatar continually strives to address the needs of the society and has made notable strides in elevating the quality of life for its people.

Through forging partnerships with local organisations, such as HMC for blood donation drives, or Education Above All to enable underprivileged youth’s access to education, besides supporting home-grown talents and running beach clean-up activities, McDonald’s Qatar has strongly championed community welfare since it opened its doors in 1995.

To learn more about McDonald’s Qatar, please visit: https://www.mcdonalds.com/qa/en-qa/our-community.html

 

Who is McDonald's Qatar?

McDonald’s Qatar is 100% locally owned and operated by Al Mana Restaurants & Food Company W.L.L., opening its doors in December 1995. Today, the organization has grown to hone over 2,100 employees operating across a network of 73 restaurants in the state. McDonald’s Qatar is committed to delivering safe, high-quality products and superior service, synonymous with Golden Arches standards worldwide. Most importantly, spreading feel-good moments.

 

McDonald’s Qatar Core Business

As a leading quick service restaurant (QSR), we at McDonald’s Qatar take pride in our purpose of feeding and fostering community. Our founder Ray Kroc said ‘McDonald’s is a people business’, and we make sure to create delicious feel-good moments for everyone. We want to ensure we serve delicious quality food, in convenient locations and hours at affordable prices, providing the choice and personalization our customers expect all whilst delivering signature hospitality.

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