Oct. 19, 2011
-- With a view to avail a chance to serve the society, the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Lovely Professional University organized a one day Volunteer Blood Donation Camp at Pharmacy Block of the University. Many Students and members of the staff donated 90 units of blood voluntarily. The enthusiasm, for this, could easily be pulsed among donors as they had registered themselves with the school many days earlier for donation. A team of doctors and paramedical staff members from Blood Transfusion Office of Civil Hospital Jalandhar was there, under the guidance of Dr Gagandeep Singh, to streamline the process. Lions Club (Venus), Jalandhar, also co-ordinated.
On this volunteer organization, the Pro Chancellor of the University, Ms Rashmi Mittal said: "Blood Supply from Volunteer unpaid blood donors, to the needy ones, is the safest source for transfusion processes. As these are made in totally hygienic conditions, under the supervision of competent authorities, the Units remain devoid of any type of transmissible infections."
She added: "On these lines, our university goes for such initiatives of social awakenings to arouse the students and the members of staff to work for the betterment of the society along with their routine work."
For this, the Lions Club District 321-D Governor, Mr Harish Banga informed: "Blood transfusion saves lives, but millions of patients needing this do not have timely access to safe blood. However, it is estimated that donation by 1% of the population is on average the minimum needed to meet a nation's most basic requirements for blood. As such, if such camps become ideal followings, patients being treated for accidents, surgery, premature deliveries, needed platelets etc will certainly have 100% chances of gaining speedy recovery. In fact, every one of us is getting a chance to save three lives by donating one unit (350ml) of blood."
A few of the donors, Surbhi, Manjula, Vikram, Rajwinder, Hamid, Michael and Sonam said: "It was first time for us to donate blood. At first we were a little bit scared, but self encouragement made us to be up to the expected noble and humane cause. The thinking that we are going to save the life of someone very needy is really exciting us to the core."