Name of the activity: ( wa man ahyaha) It is a verse from the holy Quran, which means if any one saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of the whole people

Country/NMO: Oman (MedSCO-Oman)

Program: Organ, Marrow & Tissue Donation

 

Contact information: [email protected]

Type of the activity: Campaign

 

Focus area:

Blood donation

Problem statement:

In Oman, high prevalence of blood disorders causes the requirement of regular
blood transfusions. Also, it had been reported that only 20 per 1000 Omani
population donates blood per year that is attributable to the lack of awareness of
blood donation

Target groups and beneficiaries:

The target group in our project is all donors who fit the donation criteria and the
beneficiaries are blood banks within the Sultanat of Oman

Objectives and indicators of success:

-Encourage people to voluntarily donate blood in collaboration with the blood
bank one day from 3pm-10pm. The time spent for the donation is 15 min for each
donor. 192 individuals did the investigation for donation, 97 of them were
qualified and donated
-Raising public awareness of the need for regular blood donation, spending less
than 7 min for each individual. More than 200 individuals got educated. Social
media platforms are used to deliver the information for as many individuals
possibly

Methodology:

-Collaborate with the blood banks to get the medical staff that is responsible for
collecting the blood from the donors
-Choose a public place, which is usually crowded to hold the campaign in it ex.
Malls
-Promote for the campaign via social media platforms to inform people about
the details of the campaign before the event is held
-Organize two stations with trained students and informative posters to raise
awareness for people about the importance of blood donation and where their
blood go after donation

Plans for evaluation:

-Measuring the total number of donors by the end of the campaign
-Measure the level of awareness of visitors about importance of blood donation
before and after the campaign by distributing a survey to measure the difference