Jul 11, 2012DoubleTree by Hilton Aqaba Organizes Blood Donation Campaign

AMMAN, Jordan - DoubleTree by Hilton Aqaba and the Jordanian Blood Bank joined forces recently to organize a one-day volunteer blood donation event involving hotel team members.

The event took place on the grounds of the hotel with a fully equipped van and was organized by officials at the Blood Bank and designated purely for blood donations. Team members at the hotel also invited their family and friends to participate, swelling the final numbers to 67 volunteers.

Michel Lansen, general manager of DoubleTree by Hilton Aqaba, attended the event and said, "I am very proud of the number of team members who participated in this great cause.  The event was an excellent example of the hotel's community involvement campaign and we are looking forward to getting involved in similar community related events in the future."

On behalf of the Blood Bank, Dr. Kareem Yerfas expressed his appreciation for holding such an event and said, "Blood is a precious human element that is quite rare, but critically important for the treatment of many blood-related diseases. Giving blood is not only a healthy procedure to the human body, but it is also a great opportunity to give and commit to the local community. It is such a noble gesture to hold this campaign through which you give some of your most valuable assets."

Contacts:
Elaine Reed
Corporate Communications
Hilton Worldwide, Middle East & Africa
Elaine.reed@hilton.com

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