Boond: A Blood Donation Drive

“ A single pint can save three lives , A single gesture can create a million smiles ”

Globally, around 80 million units of blood is donated each year. One of the biggest challenges is accessing safe and adequate quantities of blood and blood products. Safe supply of blood and blood components is essential, in order to carry out a wide range of critical procedures in hospitals.

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We at the Rotaract Club of Lekarz believe that hosting interactive awareness sessions and Blood Donation Drives should be regularly organized to create awareness and opportunities for blood donation.

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The event was organised by the Rotaract Club of Lekarz in an attempt to fulfill the demand for adequate supply of  blood and blood products at DY Patil Hospital. This drive was an initiative to help spread awareness about blood donation while the medical undergraduates learnt to master the art of history taking , teaching them the essential criterias for the eligibility of a donor thereby explaining the guidelines for collection and storage of blood with appropriate measures necessary to maintain its viability. The faculty members , staff and students  from all around the campus contributed towards the noble cause. The drive was made successful by participation of 132 donors who were then given certificates of appreciation as a token of gratitude.

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