Goodwill Ambassador H. E. Dr. Ayman Al Baya’a Humanitarian Field Visits and Other Works with Concrete Deeds
IIMSAM Goodwill Ambassador H.E. Dr. Ayman Al-Baya and Chairman of Aswasl International Group Advocates & Legal Consultants Donate “Lifesaving” Blood to Assist Patients Suffering from Thalassemia at the Latifa Hospital Thalassemia Centre’s Inauguration in Dubai
Left: IIMSAM – GWA H.E. Dr. Ayman Al Baya speaking at the the inauguration of the Dubai Thalassemia Center at Latifa Hospital, and its Department for initial examination and screening of arriving new patients which prepares patients for blood transfusion; Right: The Goodwill Ambassador H.E. Al-Baya donating blood for the Center’s blood bank. The law firm Al Wasl International Group Advocates and L egal Consultants Staff also participated the event that took place on the 20th of December 2015 as part of the community partnership programmes to support Thalassemia, which is an integral part of The Health Authority strategy in Dubai.
According to the Thalassemia Center in Dubai the number of new cases detected for thalassemia patients in Dubai continues to drop, and the Center offers its services to 850 patients, more than 50% of them are citizens, and 450 of them were receiving blood continuously every three weeks, and visits to the Center 17 times a year. The Center has more than 90 patients which have recovered completely, after a bone marrow transplant, and they are now engaged in their normal lives. The age ranges between and one and half years to 20 years of age.
Left: Displays the IIMSAM support banner at the event and relevant information on the importance of donating blood to the Center’s blood bank; Right: The Goodwill Ambassador Al-Baya Dr. Khawla Belhoul Director of the Thalassemia Center & Dr Essam Zaheer, Coordinator of the Thalassemia Center cutting the ribbon at the inauguration of the Thalassemia Center, at Latifa Hospital in Dubai.
Dr. Khawla Belhoul stressed…”the importance of this donation which will contribute effectively to improve the lives of patients and help them. Noting that patients with Thalassemia needs to transfer 3 to 4 units of blood monthly for life. To maintain a good level of hemoglobin, which increases the iron content in the blood, which leads to excess iron deposition in the member function of the body, such as the heart and cause a decline in heart function or even death as it deposits in the glands such as the pancreas. Thus, the patient suffers high sugar, and delays in puberty and growth failure in liver function.”
WHAT IS THALASSEMIA? A BRIEF DEFINITION:
Thalassemia is a blood disorder passed down through families (inherited) in which the body makes an abnormal form of hemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen. The disorder results in excessive destruction of red blood cells, which leads to acute-anemia. Thalassemia: Any of a group of hereditary hemolytic diseases caused by faulty hemoglobin synthesis, widespread in Mediterranean, African, and Asian countries. (Source Courtesy of: New York University Medical Center.)
IIMSAM’s Goodwill Ambassador and Legal Counsel in the UAE. Dr. Ayman Al-Bayaa Hosted Iftar with 800 Fasting Participants in the City of Dubai
In one of his many initiatives, especially in the holy month of Ramadan. IIMSAM’s Goodwill Ambassador H.E. Dr. Ayman Al-Bayaa hosted a Ramadan breakfast “iftar” as part of the official IIMSAM (Ramadan Al khair “Goodwill Campaign”) under the subtitled “Together in Ramadan” campaign slogan; the iftar took place in one of the largest mosques in Dubai, with other 800 fasting participants that flocked the mosque for Maghrib’s prayer and to have iftar with the Ambassador sharing conversations with him, Addressing their problems, needs and concerns.
H.E. Dr. Al-Bayaa stated “This traditional iftar an annual event brings me unmatched joy and happiness to see all of us gathered here as Muslims sharing and caring for each other during this special Holy month. To feel and see the joy in the eyes of the needy and the poor that transcends the meaning of fasting and endorse the concept of patience “here”. The Goodwill Ambassador thanked everyone who contributed to this campaign, especially the mosque which contributed dramatically to its success. Dr. Al-Bayaa continued executing activities under the Holy month campaign, including “The drivers breakfast campaign” in the streets of Dubai, which they do every year to help the fasters to eat their iftar on time, avoiding rushing and speeding to reach their destinations which reduces traffic and prevents possible accidents.
Comments by the Secretary-General of IIMSAM Remigio Maradona for IIMSAM’s Newsletter:
“I want to give my gratitude to the Team of our Goodwill Ambassador H.E. Dr. A. Bayaa for their commitment to the IIMSAM Mandate. ‘We must be more generous towards those who are unfortunate. Each person with an equal right to stand in dignity on this planet.’ As a physically challenged person all my life disabled by polio at the age of two I can relay to the ‘forgotten ones’ increasingly challenges only united we can succeed and in the process define our time on this planet as that of inclusiveness and tolerance for our fellow human being. Ramadan its a great opportunity to take that first step in a journey of a thousand miles.”