Every year on June 14, the world observes World Blood Donor Day to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products and to thank voluntary, unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood.
In observation of World Blood Donor Day, Shija Blood Bank & Transfusion Services organised a voluntary blood donation camp as well as felicitation of blood donors & donor organisers at Shija Blood Bank & Transfusion Services on June 14, 2022.
Shija Blood Bank & Transfusion Services felicitated blood donor organizers such as Democratic Students Alliance of Manipur (DESAM), Helping Hands for People (HHP), Life Savers Manipur, National Institute of Technology (NIT), Manipur and many others who assisted in balancing blood demand and supply during the COVID-19 outbreak and its containment measures. Shija also felicitated the repeat blood donors for their life-saving contributions. There were donors who had given blood over 70 times. A total of 37 volunteers donated blood during the camp on Tuesday, said a press statement.
Every year on June 14, the world observes World Blood Donor Day to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products and to thank voluntary, unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood. The day is celebrated in order to extend support to the blood transfusion services, blood donor organizations and other non-governmental organizations for their campaigns.
According to the American Red Cross, just one pint of blood can save up to three lives. With the help of safe blood and blood products, millions of lives can be saved. Mr. RK Nirandeep, a repeat donor, stated that he donates blood on a regular basis in order to raise awareness about the importance of regular blood donations in ensuring that all individuals and communities have access to timely supplies of safe and quality-assured blood and blood products.