This year, it is our honour to bestow the 2022 WFH International Healthcare Volunteer Award on Magdy El Ekiaby, MD. This award honours a healthcare professional who has contributed significantly to furthering the mission and goals of the WFH in a volunteer role.
Having served the bleeding disorders community in Egypt and abroad for over 35 years as a hematologist, a blood transfusion specialist, and as a dedicated volunteer, El Ekiaby has made a tremendous contribution to the advancement of treatment and care in our community. A board member and vice president for the Egyptian Society of Hemophilia, a former WFH board member and a member of the International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT) executive team, his dedication and commitment to improving the lives of those living with an inherited bleeding disorder will be felt for generations.
In 2015, I had a terrible car accident accompanied with broken bones and internal bleeding; doctors in the hospital didn’t know how to deal with me… a friend of mine called Dr. El Ekiaby and told him about my situation. He called the hospital immediately, providing them with all the information needed, and sent me factor concentrates. He was calling me every day till I got better. I want to thank Dr. Magdy for his highly appreciated contribution to our Hemophilia community in Egypt and for being a great advocate.
- Mo Eldeeb, patient of Magdy El Ekiaby
To learn more about Magdy El Ekiaby’s remarkable achievements and his impact on the lives of people living with bleeding disorders, have a look at the WFH Volunteer Award page, here.