Muscat, July 30, 2017: As part of its commitment to community, Oman Arab Bank (OAB) organised an internal Staff Blood Donation Drive at its head office on July 17. The event was organised by the Social Committee of OAB in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and saw a good number of OAB employees volunteer to donate blood.
Commenting on the Blood Donation Drive, Hilal O. Al Siyabi, Head of CSR at OAB said, “At OAB we believe that we have a responsibility towards the local community, which has to be expressed through both our values and actions. This Blood Donation Drive is a clear reflection of this ideology; one that is aimed at raising awareness on the importance of blood donation, as well as providing an avenue through which our staff can donate; especially for those whose otherwise tight schedules would not allow them to participate.”
“Many do not realise the importance of blood donations and the fact that a single unit of blood donated can save multiple people’s lives. Furthermore, the need is constant for a healthy and reliable blood supply. As such, on behalf of OAB, I would like to thank each and every employee who donated blood on the day as well as the staff at the Ministry of Health and members of our Social Committee who helped in hosting such a successful event,” added Hilal.
OAB is engaged in various initiatives, such as this Blood donation drive, throughout the year; each of which is intended to enhance the social wellbeing of the community in which it operates. Some of these social projects involve direct support from its employees, through invaluable work done by the Social Committee at OAB.
Oman Arab Bank is one of the first banks to be established in Oman, with a rich and proud history. Today, the bank operates a nationwide network of 57 branches and 8 representative offices across and over 150 ATMs spread across the Sultanate. OAB provides the complete range of financial products and services for personal banking, corporate and investment clients.