Two Blood Drives in One Month



Azrou, April 12, 2012 – Al Akhawayn Azrou Center for Community Development organized on April 4, 2012 in Azrou a blood drive where more than 150 volunteers turned out.

The blood drive is the sixth installment of a medical campaign organized by the Center to boost the area’s blood supply. The blood collected was sent to the Blood Transfusion Center in Meknes to meet the needs of patients in the region.

“It is amazing how much we do feel the positive impact of such activities on the region,” said Malika Benbella, Director of Al Akhawayn’s Azrou Center for Community Development. “Our objective is to provide health recommendations to people and prevent diseases.”

With the objective of improving local living conditions, the Azrou Center for Community Development has carried out several medical campaigns in Azrou, Ifrane, Ain Leuh, Ben Smim and Zaouia Sidi Abdeslam. Besides its major social activities, the Center offers free medical consultations and organizes awareness campaigns for the local population in specialized areas such as gynecology, ophthalmology, dental and oral care, and endocrinology.

The Center’s blood donation campaign was followed by a blood drive organized by Rotaract students in cooperation with the Blood Transfusion Center in Rabat and the University Health Center on April 10-12, 2012 at Al Akhawayn campus in Ifrane. Several faculty, staff, and students signed up to be donors. 

The Azrou Center for Community Development was founded in 2002 thanks to donations by the Prince of Saudi Arabia, Abdelaziz Ibn Fahd. The Center’s mission is to contribute to the improvement of living conditions of the population of Azrou and its region at the social, medical, and educational levels.