World Blood Donor Day

Assam State AIDS Control Society (ASACS) and Assam State Blood Transfusion Council (ASBTC) observed World Blood Donor Day at GMCH auditorium Bhangagarh on June 14, 2017. The theme of World Blood Donor Day is – “What can you do ? Give blood, Give now, Give often.”

Stressed on the importance of World Blood Donor Day, Project Director of Assam State AIDS Control Society (ASACS) and Director of Assam State Blood Transfusion Council (ASBTC) Manvendra Pratap Singh, IAS, while welcoming the participants, said, “ Compared to other states of the country, Voluntary Blood Donation is our state is low. In order to increase voluntary blood donation in our state, ASBTC has been strengthened and is playing a vital role for promotion of voluntary blood donation and mass awareness campaign.” He further said that 30 per cent of the world’s population is in developed countries and there 80 per cent of them are voluntary blood donors. And in developing countries, it is merely 20 per cent. In rural areas, the voluntary blood donation is 15 to 16 per cent.”

Speaking on the occasion, Principal Secretary to the Govt of Assam, Health & FW Deptt, Samir Kumar Sinha, IAS, said, “Voluntary Blood Donation must be a mass movement. We have a long way to go. We must reach out to every inhabitant and for this we need to build a good partnership with all other government and non-government agencies.” He further said, “Safe blood is an important ingredient for saving lives and thus non-remunerative blood donation is the need of the hour.”

Giving an overview of the present blood transfusion scenario in Assam, Asstt Director, Blood Transfusion Services(BTS), ASACS, Fokhrul Alam Choudhury said that 68 nos licensed blood banks are functioning in Assam out of which 26 are NACO-supported. In the year 2016-17, Assam was able to collect 212256 units of blood against the target of 2, 20,000 units of which 117261 units are collected through voluntary blood donation . He also urged the youths to come forward and donate blood voluntarily.

Mission Director NHM JVN Subramanium, IAS, while narrating his experiences while he was Deputy Commissioner of Goalpara district, said that most of the maternal deaths are due to lack of availability of blood in hospitals. Dr Tirtha Chaliha, HoD, Deptt of Pathology, GMCH also spoke on the importance of blood donation.

Three best Voluntary Blood Donor organizations – IIT Guwahati, Maruwari Yuva Manch (Greater Guwahati) and Maruwari Yuva Mancha (Kamrup) were felicitated during the event.

A blood donation camp was also organized in the blood mobile bus at venue where more than 30 donors donated blood.

World Blood Donor Day - 2017
World Blood Donor Day - 2017
World Blood Donor Day - 2017
World Blood Donor Day - 2017
World Blood Donor Day - 2017
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