157 volunteers donate blood at INS Utkrosh

Port Blair
10 May 2018

Andaman and Nicobar AIDS Control Society (ANACS) organised a Voluntary Blood Donation camp at the INS UTKROSH on Thursday. Altogether, 157 volunteers donated blood during the camp, which was supervised by Dr. M Joy, Project Director, A & N AIDS Control Society. He said that voluntary blood donation is the foundation for safe and quality Blood Transfusion Service as the blood collection from Voluntary non-remunerated blood donors is considered to be the safest. We are aiming to establish 100% voluntary blood donation by 2020 in these Islands, to wipe off the scarcity of blood and ensure availability of safe whole blood and other blood components, round the clock, throughout the year, he said motivating the gathering to keep the spirit of blood donation alive.
The blood donation camp was facilitated by Dr. Ganesh Samaddar, Deputy Director (Blood Safety), ANACS. He emphasised that apart from being a noble cause, blood donation will also keep a person update of his physical status. He also examined the donors for their eligibility to donate blood and briefed the donors on various aspect and importance of blood donation.
The medical staffs of the ANACS and Blood Bank, GB Pant Hospital conducted the camp after which Donor’s certificate were also distributed to the voluntary donors.