Blood Donation Camp in SITM
Myana, Guna: In a unique initiative to observe the National Blood Donation Day, SITM organized voluntary blood donation camp on Friday 6th December, 2013. Mr. Sandeep Yadav Collector Guna was the chief guest of the function, to be organized by Somya Group in association with Red Cross Society. Red Cross Society was all set to organize a mega blood donation camp with a target of collecting one lakh unit.
The camp was from 9 am to 4 pm at Sakshi Medical Hospital & Research Centre. College students were encouraged to voluntary donate blood through a registration.
Advantages of collection of blood from camps:
- Intending donors get opportunity to donate according to their convenience.
- Familiar faces and known atmosphere help in the shedding of fear complex by the first time donors.
- Community participation.
- Recruits new donors.
- Health status and habits of intending blood donors are known to organizers, quality blood is assured due to self-exclusion.
- Demonstration effect.
- Convert non-donor to donor.
- Help in donor retention.
The organizers are creating awareness among the youths to take part in the blood donation camp. They also claim that last time, they had collected 96,600 units of blood on a single day.