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Central Blood Bank source of pride for Kuwait -- Al-Jarallah
By Nadia Dashti (with photos)
KUWAIT, Dec 27 (KUNA) -- Health minister Dr. Mohammad Al-Jarallah on Monday
said the Central Blood Bank (CBB) is "a source of pride for Kuwait" due to its
international reputation and important achievements among the world blood
Al-Jarallah told KUNA after visiting the CBB the bank has obtained
recognition certificates form famous world blood bank institutions.
Al-Jarallah praised the efforts exerted by the Health Ministry Assistant
Undersecretary for Blood Transfusion Services Affairs Dr. Abdul-Aziz Al-Bashir
and all of the CBB employees.
Meanwhile, Al-Bashir said the CBB aims to offer blood for the patients who
need it, adding that it managed the self-sufficiency of blood bags since 1969.
He noted the number of blood bags in 2003 reached 57.455, while the donors
reached 52.667. (end)
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