Volunteers donate blood on World Blood Donor Day, June 14 in Kohima.
Kohima | June 14
Nagaland today observed World Blood Donor Day under the theme ‘Be there for someone else’ with the slogan ‘Give blood. Share Life.’
In Kohima, it was jointly organized by Nagaland State AIDS Control Society (NSACS) and Red Ribbon Club, Baptist College Kohima in collaboration with Naga Hospital Authority Kohima (NHAK) at Baptist College.
Dr. Nangshimeren, Project Director, Nagaland State AIDS Control Society (NSACS) said that World Blood Donor Day is a day to make oneself aware and share the message of blood donation and safe blood. He expressed gratitude to the people who have donated blood.
With India having a shortfall of around 25 lakh unit of blood per year (9%), Dr. Nangshimeren said the demand for safe blood is in increasing rate. “Our country does not have a adequate supply of safe blood,” he stressed.
He urged and encouraged the people to come forward and voluntarily donate blood and remind oneself the importance of blood donation.
As part of observing the day, students and other volunteers donated blood after the program.
Dr. Seyiechutuo Solo, in-charge, Blood Bank, NHAK gave a brief PowerPoint presentation on the importance of blood donation.
“There is no substitute for human blood. It cannot be manufactured. Blood cannot be stored for long. There is constant need for blood donation to meet the demand of blood and its components,” he emphasized.
Dr. Solo urged the students present to come forward and donate blood to save the life of someone.