Published On: Sat, Mar 9th, 2013

Morocco’s King Donates Own Blood To Launch National Blood Donation Campaign‏


By Mohamed Hikal

Moroco News Tribune


Taroudant, Morocco | Morocco’s King Mohamed VI took a very symbolic and humanitarian initiative when he donated blood on Friday in Fez on the occasion of the opening of the regional center for blood transfusion in Fez.

This event came to celebrate the national campaign for blood donation that will last from the 8th to the 24th of March.

“Every blood donation could save 3 people…We can all be heroes,” was this year’s campaign slogan.

Morocco’s king initiative to donate his blood embodies, according to MAP, his generosity, high spirits, humanitarianism and his will to make of blood donation a national priority in public healthcare.

According to some news agencies, Princess Lalla Salma, along with other princesses from the royal family, is expected to donate her blood on Saturday in the national centre for blood transfusion in Rabat.

In the same respect, Morocco 24 association is intended to launch a very large blood donation campaign in Morocco starting from Rabat and Kenitra between the 18th and the 24th of March. This campaign aims at reaching 10 000 blood donations.

Abdelghani Bensaid, head of Morocco 24, stated that about 24000 people showed their support and praise for the campaign. This, according to Bensaid, is a sign of a future resounding success that the campaign is expected to achieve.

Besides Mr Bensaid added that a Flash Mob will be launched, featuring about 500 volunteers such as doctors and engineers in addition to a song performed by 9 Moroccan renowned artists.