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Arunachal Guv heaps praise on blood donors

By Correspondent

ITANAGAR, June 13 - On the eve of the World Blood Donor Day, Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig Dr BD Mishra (retd) today complimented blood donors who, he said, help the sick and wounded and save many lives by their humanitarian act. He expressed the hope that the day would motivate more able-bodied people to voluntarily come forward and donate blood.

In a message, the Governor said blood donation is the noblest of noble gesture as it provides life-saving help to ailing and suffering people. Many patients battling with precarious health conditions require blood urgently. It is under such helpless conditions that blood donation gives them a new life.

�There can be no better satisfaction for a human being than to contribute and experience a life-saving act. It makes the blood donor proud and gives a purpose to his/her existence � the feeling that a difference has been made to someone else�s survival,� he said.

The Governor, who is also the president of the Indian Red Cross Society, Arunachal Pradesh State branch, said that it is true that after blood donation, blood cell counts go down in the blood donor�s body. But the positive and encouraging side of it is that this leads to the generation of new blood cells, which gives the blood donor a healthier body and longer life span.

He called upon all eligible blood donors and voluntary organisations to continue their mission with renewed vigour and enthusiasm so that there is no dearth of blood for those who need it in the State.

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