Blood Donation Camp organise by Coast Guard

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Port Blair, Feb 06: As part of CG week celebrations 2018, a Blood Donation camp was organized by Coast Guard at CGWWA Welfare Centre, Panipat Road, Haddo on 06 Feb 18 in collaboration with Aids Control Society and Blood bank GB Pant, Port Blair. The camp was attended by Coast Guard fraternity at Port Blair including civilian employees and families. Maj Gen(Retd) RP Choubey, Director ANIIMS was the Chief Guest for the event.
Many accident victims, innocent children suffering from thalassaemia, pregnant women, cancer patients and other people in life threatening situations die due to shortage of blood. Voluntary blood donation is a selfless service and an expression of love for mankind. Blood knows no caste, creed, colour, religion or race. Aiming to contribute towards this noble cause , this camp was organised as part of CG week celebration.
During camp, awareness programme was also organized and people were educated to come forwards whenever need arises. Blood donation is harmless, painless and absolutely safe and is, in fact, good for health. One unit of blood can save up to three precious lives.
Event was attended enthusiastically by CG fraternity and approx hundred people volunteered for the blood donation and total of 85 units of blood was collected.
Mrs Jayanthi Suresh, Regional President Tatrakshika (A&N). The aim of the camp was to spread awareness amongst service personnel and their families towards importance of eye care and various measures for maintaining healthy eyes. The super specialist Dr Rohindra Lall, MD (AIIMS), New Delhi, the Consultant and Director, Rohin’s Eye Hospital, Port Blair alongwith his specialist doctors rendered their services for the noble cause. The camp commenced at 0745 hrs and around 125 service personnel & their families benefited from the camp. All patients underwent the eye check up by the specialist team followed by free consultation. The Coast Guard Region A&N in association with the team of eye specialist provided medicines for the patients.

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