Volunteers swarm Makkah hospitals to donate blood after crane collapse

Volunteers swarmed into hospitals in Makkah where pilgrims injured due to the Grand Mosque's crane collapse have been admitted. (social media)

The people of Makkah, particularly youths, turned out in large numbers on Friday night to donate blood for those injured in the Grand Mosque crane tragedy.

Volunteers swarmed into hospitals where the injured pilgrims have been admitted.

Many have also used social media to encourage other people to donate blood for the accident’s injured.

Abdul Wahab Shalbi, spokesman at the Makkah Health Department, said all hospitals in Makkah were poised to receive as many injured pilgrims as possible.

“Those who sustained serious injuries have been rushed to the nearby Ajyad Hospital while those whose condition were relatively stable were taken to other hospitals.

“We have made available of 2,000 units of blood in addition to supplying 340 additional units to the hospitals,” he added.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:46 - GMT 06:46