Public Health Minister
Posted at 17:41
Public Health Minister says the debate is important and very worthwhile and congratulates the Edinburgh Ahlul Bayt Society for the launch of the Imam Hussain Blood Donation Campaign 2014 in cooperation with the Islamic Unity Society and the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service.
Mr Matheson says blood donation is one of the great acts of human kindness, a remarkable act of generosity.
The Edinburgh Ahlul Bayt Society quotes the Holy Qur'an on its campaign web page:
"..And whoever saves one life, it is as if he saved the whole of mankind…"
The society calls on Scottish Muslims to donate blood.
Posted at 17:40
Imam Hussain, the grandson of the Prophet Mohammad, is remembered by Shia Muslims during the first month of the Islamic calendar, Muharram, which begins on 26 November.
During the holy month of Muharram, large processions are formed and devotees parade through the streets holding banners and carrying models of the mausoleum of Hazrat Imam Hussain who fell at Karbala in 680 AD.
Blood donor campaign
Posted at 17:29
Labour MSP Hanzala Malik also praises the blood donor campaign and says he wishes the Edinburgh Ahlul Bayt Society well.
Mr Malik says he hopes the campaign will be a success in Edinburgh and would like to see it come to Glasgow.
If it did the Glasgow MSP says he would like to get involved.
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Scottish Conservative MSP Nanette Milne says a concerted effort must be made to reach out to as many communities as possible to provide Scotland with the blood it needs and the Imam Hussain Blood Donation Campaign achieves just that.
Edinburgh Ahlul Bayt Society
Posted at 17:16
Mr Eadie says a mere three teaspoons of blood can save the life of a premature baby.
He says blood donations are required in trauma situations, child birth and surgery but also to help people suffering leukaemia.
The Edinburgh Southern MSP concludes by thanking the Edinburgh Ahlul Bayt Society, the Islamic Unity Society and the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service for launching the Imam Hussain Blood Donation Campaign 2014.
4% give blood
Posted at 17:16
Jim Eadie says: "We need more regular blood donors from all backgrounds, religions and cultures in Scotland."
There are 139,000 active blood doors in Scotland which is 4% of the eligible population with the Scottish Blood Transfusion Service needing 800 donors every day.
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Mr Eadie says the Imam Hussain Blood Donation Campaign 2014 is a result of cooperation between the Edinburgh Ahlul Bayt Society, the Islamic Unity Society and the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service.
The campaign will be launched with blood donation sessions in Edinburgh on 6 and 8 November 2014 at the blood transfusion centre in Lauriston Place in Edinburgh.
Imam Hussain Blood Donation Campaign 2014
Posted at 17:08
SNP MSP Jim Eadie is leading a debate highlighting the Imam Hussain Blood Donation Campaign 2014.
Mr Eadie's Motion:
That the Parliament congratulates the Edinburgh Ahlul Bayt Society on the launch of the Imam Hussain Blood Donation Campaign 2014 in cooperation with the Islamic Unity Society and the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service; notes that the campaign will be launched with blood donation sessions in Edinburgh on 6 and 8 November 2014, and acknowledges what it sees as a constructive effort to encourage Muslim residents of Edinburgh and the Lothian region to become more active in donating blood to help save lives, while also marking the near-at-hand Islamic New Year, which is known as Muharram.
اثني وزير الصحة العامة على حملة الإمام الحسين للتبرع بالدم التي أطلقتها مؤسسة أهل البيت في ايدنبيرغ بالتعاون مع مؤسسة الوحدة الإسلامية و خدمات نقل الدم الاسكتلندية .
و قال السيد ماريثتسون أن التبرع بالدم هو من الأعمال الانسانية العظيمة الدالة على اللطف و الكرم.
و قال النائب هانزلا مالك بأنه يتمنى للحملة النجاح في ايدينبرغ و يتمنى وصولها لجلاسكو و قال إنها اذا أتت جالاسكو فإنه سيشارك فيها.
رحم الله عبدا اجتر مودة الناس إلينا.