Blood Donation Camp on National Voluntary Blood Donation Day
Chandigarh.7 October,2020:As part of the month long celebration of National Voluntary Blood Donation Day, an In house Blood Donation camp was organized on 7th October, 2020 in Blood Bank, Govt Multispecialty Hospital, Sector 16. The staff of GMSH-16 and other voluntary donors donated blood for the noble cause. “Let’s donate blood voluntarily and contribute the fight againts CORONA” is the theme of the National Voluntary Blood Donation Day this year.
Dr. Amandeep Kang, Director Health Services, U.T Chandigarh inaugurated the Blood Donation camp. She honoured and thanked the regular blood donors. Emphasis was laid on donating blood voluntarily especially during Covid pandemic. Awareness was raised for prevention of corona. Use of masks, social distancing, hand hygiene, use of sanitizer was emphasized.
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 enthusiastically participated in the camp. 50 units were collected for the needy patients
The lives of many patients suffering from severe anemia, cancer, Thallasaemia, accidents, obstetric patients etc are dependent on safe blood. The regular donors were honored and thanked for their invaluable gift of life. The need for committed, regular and safe donors and community participation for holding regular blood donation camps to maintain adequate supply of blood was highlighted.