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MTB Foundation observes World Thalassaemia Day 2024

To observe the ‘World Thalassaemia Day 2024’, MTB Foundation, in partnership with Bangladesh Thalassaemia Hospital, recently celebrated this year’s theme – “Empowering Lives, Embracing Progress: Equitable and Accessible Thalassaemia Treatment for All.”

The highlight of the event was a blood donation program organized by MTB Foundation at the Corporate Head Office of the Bank, where a significant number of MTBians participated with great enthusiasm. The blood donated by the MTBians will be used for blood transfusions of Thalassaemia patients who are being treated at Bangladesh Thalassaemia Hospital. Simultaneously, an awareness session was held to create an understanding about the prevention, management and treatment of Thalassaemia amongst all MTBians. The event was concluded with the participation of MTBians in a rally organized by Bangladesh Thalassaemia Hospital.

The Blood Donation Program and Awareness Session marking the ‘World Thalassaemia Day 2024’ was inaugurated by the Chief Guest, Syed Mahbubur Rahman, Managing Director & CEO, Mutual Trust Bank PLC (MTB). Dr. M. A. Matin, President, Bangladesh Thalassaeia Samity graced the occasion as the Special Guest while Mr. Syed Deedar Bakht, Advisor, Bangladesh Thalassaemia Samity and Prof. Dr. M. A. Khan, Hematologist were present as the Guest of Honour and Keynote Speaker respectively. Among others, Dr. A K M Ekramul Hossain Swapan, Executive Director, Bangladesh Thalassaemia Hospital, Deputy Managing Directors, Goutam Prosad Das, Rais Uddin Ahmad, Md. Shamsul Islam, Usman Rashed Muyeen and Md. Shafquat Hossain of Mutual Trust Bank PLC (MTB) and Samia Chowdhury, Chief Executive Officer, MTB Foundation and other high officials from the Bank were also present during the event.

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