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Blood donation camp organized by V.O. C Port Trust on June 14, ‘World Blood Donor Day’

As part of ‘World Blood Donor Day’ celebrated by the countries around the world on June 14th ,  V.O. Chidambaranar Port Trust organized the Blood donation camp at the V.O. Chidambaranar Port Trust Hospital in association with Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) unit of Port.

The Blood donation camp was inaugurated by Mr S. Natarajan, Deputy Chairman, V.O. Chidambaranar Port Trust in the presence of DIG S. B.Venkatesh, Indian Coast Guard, Mri M. Misra, Deputy Commandant, CISF and Heads of the Departments. Mr S. Natarajan, Deputy Chairman, volunteered to donate blood and also distributed awards to 8 persons who regularly donated blood through Thoothukudi Medical College Hospital.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Naratajan, said, “Blood donation is a noble cause and every blood donor has contributed towards community development. We have a philosophy of giving back to the society and this is a very genuine way of adding a little bit of us towards the society. I would like to appreciate the enthusiasm of our employees, CISF Contingent, residents of Port colony and public who participated in this noble cause whole heartedly”.

The camp was systematically coordinated by the team of officials from Thoothukudi Government Medical College Hospital, headed by Dr. Mrs. Santhi Pitchumani, MBBS, DCP, Blood Bank Officer and team of Port medical officers headed by Dr. Joseph Sundar, Deputy Chief Medical Officer.

The donors have to pass through the preliminary medical tests like Blood group checking, Hb count, weight etc. before donating the blood. The donated blood bags were given to Thoothukudi Government Medical College Blood Bank for emergency transfusion to the needy patients. Around 125 persons donated blood at the ‘Blood donation camp’ that continued for the whole day with full enthusiasm.

Every year, on 14 June, countries around the world observe World Blood Donor Day. The event serves to thank voluntary, unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood and to raise awareness of the need for regular blood donations to ensure the quality, safety and availability of blood and blood products for patients in need.

 

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