This year's WBDD is hosted by Viet Nam and focuses on blood donation in emergencies.
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Ajayeb Al Nabet said: "The annual WBDD is an opportunity to thank donors as well as to raise awareness about the importance of voluntary blood donations.
She added that the Blood Donor Center and Corporate Communications Department have begun to activate the objectives and theme of WBDD within the Qatari community.
2005 will have a celebration theme, "Celebrating the gift of blood", and people will be encouraged to attend events across England, as well as around the world.
Siddiqa Ismail Al-Mahmoudi, emphasized the importance of the annual event and expressed her gratitude and appreciation on behalf of HMC to all the sponsors of the WBDD 2017 celebration.
Local and regional guests as well as many senior officials and eminent guests will attend a WBDD 2017 gala dinner at the Al Dafna Ballroom in the Sheraton Grand Hotel on Tuesday, 23 May.
The Government of the United Arab Emirates is hosting the WBDD
for the first time in the Arab world, under the direct patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE which portrays the UAE's leading position in the health sector.