Blood Camp: Thank you Blood Donors :)

To all friends of F.A.i.T.h (Fight Against Thalassemia) Foundation:

We’d like to thank everyone – donors, volunteers, recruiters – who helped with our blood drive.

Unfortunately, we fell 51 pints short of our goal of 100 pints. However, the 49 pints of blood we did collect will help patients who need them. Although we didn’t reach our goal, we had 50% of first-time donors, and they usually become regular donors. And we’re confident that at the next drive, we’ll not only meet but exceed our drive goal. Please feel free to pass on any comments about the donation process to Salman Mehmood (03323080461).

In the end I am including our donors list here, maybe it will motivate others to donate blood next time 🙂

1. Saleem Sheikh
2. Mutee-Ur-Rehman
3. Abdul Haseeb
4. Abdul Hameed Kath
5. Mrs. Sehrish
6. Mairaj Bostan
7. Navara Afridi Malik Meer
8. Rameez Abbas
9. Muneeb Khaliq
10. Yasir Aslam
11. Noman Rafiq
12. Waqar Ibrahim
13. Yaseen Munshi
14. Khurram A. Hameed
15. Qasim Qarar
16. Talha Khan
17. Mustufa Razzak
18. Roshan Allah Bux
19. Faizan Manzoor Ahmed
20. Umar Farooque
21. M. Sharique
22. Saad Saleem
23. Saad Ahmed
24. Ali Raza Khan
25. Waqas Saeed
26. Fawad Afridi
27. M. Saleem Mohammad
28. Mohsin Adhi
29. Ahmed Rafiq
30. Umar Khan Sikander
31. Shoaib Hussain
32. Abid
33. A. Basit M. Ilyas
34. Sohail Ahmed
35. Salik M. Iqbal
36. Fahad A. Ghafoor
37. Marjan Khayal Noor
38. Faheem A. Qadir
39. M. Ali M. Shafi
40. Azhar Afridi
41. Salma A. Sattar
42. Muzammil Asghar Ali
43. Abu Bakar
44. Muhammad Asif Yahya
45. Muneer Khan Meera Jan
46. Sagheer M. Hussain
47. A. Ghani A. Sattar
48. Muneer Ahmed
49. Tariq Baig

I can’t forget to mention few people who really wanted to donate blood but doctors refused them because they had donated blood in last 2-3 months.

* Farman Ahmed
* Major Faisal

Again, many thanks for helping to boost the blood supply for Thalassemic Patients.

Sincerely,
Ayesha Mehmood

ProPakistan To Host Pakistan’s First Blog Writing Competition

Courtesy by: ProPakistan!

This is a great pleasure to announce that we’re holding Pakistan’s first blog writing competition. The competition is open for all established and no established bloggers and aspiring bloggers of all ages round the Pakistani Blogosphere. The purpose of this competition is to promote the blogging trend in Pakistan, and to explore the ideas with which Pakistani blogosphere can help the different societal, political and economic problems.

The Theme is “Pakistani Blogosphere & Rebuilding The Foundations Of Pakistan”, and you’re free to wrap your thoughts in best possible title and details of about 500 words. Below is the further detail of the competition. Please do ask if there’s any confusion:

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….. Speechless!

I have been disappointed by my friend’s attitude.. khair.. I don’t even want to talk about it anymore..

Meanwhile we were getting arrangement of blood camp done there were few other things running in the background, like traveling to lahore, getting things confirmed for it and all..

It wasn’t confirm that either we are going or not, firstly they were giving train tickets and we rejected to travel in train, then on 12th January in midnight it got confirmed that we were going on 13th January at 12:15 am.

Everything got done and we headed toward Lahore, now what we were invited for?

YPP is Youth Parliament of Pakistan, a non-profit, non-political, non-religious program initiated by Abrar-ul-Haq. This organization is inviting Pakistani youth to come forward and work for Pakistan.. in whichever field they are comfortable with.. They want the youth to identify problems and give solutions for them.

They have started a reality based show called “Kaun hoga naujawanon ka Wazeer-e-Azam”, and they are inviting interested groups from all over Pakistan for this show. We (me, Salman, and YLap) were invited too.

It was an awesome experience, the part I loved the most is when Salman got standing ovation and hug from Abrar ul haq 🙂

More details can be read here <-- Take Cares, Allah Hafiz!

Blood Camp: Some more details

Alright, after some working we have managed to get one more facility at the camp from Fatimid Foundation and that is HB Electrophoresis test!!!

Many people would know that when you donate blood at Fatimid you get tested for Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV, Syphilis and Malarial parasite and that also for free!

And now you can get yourself tested for Thalassemia Gene (HB Electrophoresis Test) at the camp for just Rs. 300 only!

This test cost 1100/- in Aga Khan, 900/- in The Lab, and I don’t know about other laboratories.

So are you going to take the advantage of this offer or not?

My family is tested for Thalassemia, is yours?

-Ayesha