Blood Banks observe National Blood Donation Day

Volunteers during the Walk-In Blood Donation Camp held at Naga Hospital Kohima on October 1. (DIPR Photo)
Volunteers during the Walk-In Blood Donation Camp held at Naga Hospital Kohima on October 1. (DIPR Photo)

Morung Express News
Dimapur | October 1

The Blood Bank, District Hospital, Dimapur, commemorated the National Blood Donor Day, observed annually on October 1 across India. ‘Be there for someone else, give blood, share life’ was the theme for the day. 

According to Dr T Temsu, Senior Specialist and in-charge of the Blood Bank, donors responded well to the annual event despite a prevailing fear concerning COVID-19 and hospital visits. 

He informed that 35 units of blood were collected during the day while observing preventive COVID-19 protocol as specified by the Health department. 

The donors were from Server Club, Equality Club, Rotary Club, Vivekananda Welfare Foundation and individual well wishers. 

The day, besides collecting blood from donors, has the wider objective of popularizing voluntary and safe blood donation to help save lives.   

Kohima: The Voluntary Blood Donors Association Kohima (VBDAK) in collaboration with Nagaland State AIDS Control Society (NSACS), National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) and Blood Bank, Naga Hospital Authority Kohima (NHAK) organized a Walk-In Blood Donation Camp at Naga Hospital Kohima from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm on October 1. 

The programme was organized to address the needs and shortage  of blood during this public health crisis where voluntary donors are needed more than ever and also to  maintain safe and adequate blood supply for patient in need. 
All together 15 persons turned up to donate blood.