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Chandigarh.15 June,2020: World blood donor day is celebrated every year  to thank voluntary non- remunerated blood donors for their life saving gift of blood and to raise the awareness of the need for regular blood donation. The WHO theme for this year is “Safe Blood Saves Lives” with the slogan “Give blood and make world a healthier place”.

As part of the celebration, one camp was held in Manimajra and an In-house voluntary blood donation camp was organized in Blood Bank, Govt Multi Speciality Hospital Sector 16,Chandigarh. The camp was inaugurated by Director Health Services , U.T ,Chandigarh Dr. G Dewan. He thanked all the blood donors and camp organizers who are the backboneofbloodbank.Thelivesofmanypatientssufferingfromsevereanemia,cancer, Thalassemia, accidents, obstetric patients etc. is dependent on safe blood. The regular donors were honored and thanked for their invaluable gift of life especially during the ongoing scenario of COVID 19pandemic.

Also, awareness was raised about use of masks, social distancing, hand hygiene for prevention of Corona Virus.

The Medical Superintendent Dr. V.K Nagpal, Deputy Medical Superintendent Dr. Parmjit Singh, also graced the occasion and encouraged the donors. Staff members of GMSH- 16, police personnel and others enthusiastically participated in the camps and 70 units were collected for the needy patients.

Health Department