Turkish actor donates blood for Thalassaemia patients

KARACHI:Omair Sana Foundation (OSF) organized a grand blood donation event to promote a trend of blood donation and provision of blood to children suffering from Thalassaemia in Pakistan.
The event was held at the Karachi Expo Centre, which was attended by a large number of people from all walks of life to donate blood for the children, according to a statement on Monday. The grand event opened with the blood donation by Turkish actor Celal Al aka Abdur Rehman of the Dirilis: Ertugrul.
Turkish Consul General in Karachi Tolga Ucak, OSF Chairman Dr Kashif Ansari, Dr Saqib Ansari, Junaid Ali Shah, Shehbaz Islam, Dr Fahim, Junaid Ali Shah, Ayaz Khan, Dr Fawad Farooq, Dr Rahat Hussain, Dr Saif-ur-Rehman, Yahya Hussaini and other were also present on the occasion. Speaking to the media, Turkish actor Celal Al aka Abdur Rehman appreciating the OSF, said that it was making efforts to eradicate Thalassaemia from Pakistan.
“I am donating blood again to encourage youth to donate blood. Previously, I donated blood in January during my visit to Pakistan,” he added. Serving the suffering humanity is the biggest good deed. My blood donation will not only promote the bilateral ties between Pakistan and Turkey but it would also encourage others to come forward and donate blood, Abdur Rehman said.
The Turkish Consul General in Karachi said that such events would further promote bilateral relations between Islamabad and Ankara. The two countries enjoy brotherly relations that would last forever, he added.
OSF Chairman Dr Kashif Ansari said: “We included Pakistani actors, cricketers and doctors in our journey that was started 20 years ago to eradicate Thalassaemia and promote volunteer blood donation in the country. We have invited Abdur Rehman to Pakistan second time since his presence encourages Pakistanis, especially youth to donate blood for the children suffering from Thalassaemia.” He thanked the Turkish star for encouraging youth to donate blood in Pakistan.
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