In January 2021, UAE Ambassador to the US Yousef Al Otaiba and diplomats participated in a blood drive at the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC, donating over 25 units of blood to support patients at Children’s National Medical Center.
In 2019, the UAE announced a gift to help construct the new Children’s National Research & Innovation Campus in Washington, DC. The state-of-the-art Campus will have a medical clinic for local families and will be the new home of the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation.
Physicians, scientists and engineers at the Sheikh Zayed Institute are making a difference by pioneering new treatment methods that utilize technology that replaces the need for blood tests or other invasive analysis. Researchers are also making advancements in immunology and cell biology, using a child’s own immune system to fight illness and cure disease without the need for surgery. Researchers have even developed a groundbreaking non-invasive tool called AlgometRx that can measure pain. The development of new devices and innovative treatments is making pediatric surgery less invasive, less painful and more effective.