Port Blair, Feb 04: Andaman & Nicobar AIDS Control Society (ANACS) coordinated the Voluntary Blood Donation camp which was organized by Larsen & Toubro a Construction Company at Port Mout, Port Blair. They have organize the Blood Donation Camp at Port Mout area on 4th February 2021 regarding for observing “Safety Month”. A total of 39 donors donated blood voluntarily.
The camp was organized under the guidance of Dr M. Joy, Project Director, A & N AIDS Control Society and Director, State Blood Transfusion Council, A & N Islands and he also supervised the camp. He said Voluntary Blood Donation is the foundation for safe and quality blood transfusion services as the blood collection from voluntary non-remunerated blood donors is considered to be the safest.
The Blood Donation was facilitated by the Dr. N. R. Kodhandram, Deputy Director (Blood Safety)/ Chief Medical Officer (NFSG), Incharge Blood Bank, Dr. Shahina Mustaqim, Grade – II, Microbiologist, C.H.S, G.B. Pant Hospital, Port Blair and Dr. Tamanna Sengupta, CMO, G.B. Pant Hospital, Port Blair. The donors were examined for their eligibility to donate blood and briefed the donors on various aspect and importance of blood donation. Voluntary Blood donation is the best way to celebrate any occasion. Blood has no replacement and is the best gift to mankind.
Shri Vignesh Kumar P, Project Manager, Larsen & Toubro, Port Mout, Port Blair organized the camp and made arrangement for conducting the camp successfully.
The technical team from Blood Bank, G.B. Pant Hospital, Port Blair and A & N AIDS Control Society ensured that the donated blood units are screened for the blood transmissible diseases. They also examined the donors for eligibility. Donor’s certificates were also distributed to the voluntary donors.