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Blood Donors� Day observed at Mangaldai

By Correspondent

MANGALDAI, June 14 � World Blood Donors� Day was observed under the aegis of the authority of Mangaldai Civil Hospital Blood Bank with a day-long programme here today.

On the occasion a public meeting was held at the auditorium of the GNM Training Centre on this year�s theme �Thank you for saving my life.� Speaking on the occasion as the chief guest Dr Binita Gogoi, Superintendent of Mangaldai Civil Hospital said that the celebration of the day is marked with the birth anniversary of Karl Landsteiner who in 1900 distinguished the main blood groups A, B, AB and O. She pointed out how the demand for stock of blood in the blood bank of the civil hospitals is growing day by day with the rising cases of road accidents.

Addressing the audience comprising health officials, health workers, trainee nurses, members of local voluntary blood donor groups etc., from the chair, Sankar Kakati, former District Media Expert of the Health & Family Welfare Department, Darrang charged the State Government for not giving due importance of motivating the young generation towards the need of voluntary blood donation. He urged the government to introduce the practical importance of voluntary blood donation in the academic curriculum.

Earlier, while explaining the objectives of the this year�s theme ��Thank you for saving my life�, Dr Daud Ali , the in-charge, Medical Officer, of Mangaldai Blood Bank said that the demand for blood in the world can be met if only eight persons out of one thousand people in average voluntarily donate blood to save millions of lives every year. Referring to a recent study he pointed out that voluntary regular blood donation can reduce the risk of carrying deadly disease cancer.

The organisers felicitated the office bearers of various local non government organisations including Crystal Vision, 104 Sanjivani Employees Union, Rising Hands of Tangla, NCC, Mangaldai College, Red Cross, Mangaldai branch, Mangaldai Nirman Sramik Santha etc., for their regular support to the blood bank. The meeting also witnessed a short drama and a chorus from the trainees of the GNM Nursing Training Centre.

Earlier, in the morning a procession was taken out through the main roads of the town where participants shouted slogans and displayed placards for voluntary blood donation and save lives.

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Blood Donors� Day observed at Mangaldai

MANGALDAI, June 14 � World Blood Donors� Day was observed under the aegis of the authority of Mangaldai Civil Hospital Blood Bank with a day-long programme here today.

On the occasion a public meeting was held at the auditorium of the GNM Training Centre on this year�s theme �Thank you for saving my life.� Speaking on the occasion as the chief guest Dr Binita Gogoi, Superintendent of Mangaldai Civil Hospital said that the celebration of the day is marked with the birth anniversary of Karl Landsteiner who in 1900 distinguished the main blood groups A, B, AB and O. She pointed out how the demand for stock of blood in the blood bank of the civil hospitals is growing day by day with the rising cases of road accidents.

Addressing the audience comprising health officials, health workers, trainee nurses, members of local voluntary blood donor groups etc., from the chair, Sankar Kakati, former District Media Expert of the Health & Family Welfare Department, Darrang charged the State Government for not giving due importance of motivating the young generation towards the need of voluntary blood donation. He urged the government to introduce the practical importance of voluntary blood donation in the academic curriculum.

Earlier, while explaining the objectives of the this year�s theme ��Thank you for saving my life�, Dr Daud Ali , the in-charge, Medical Officer, of Mangaldai Blood Bank said that the demand for blood in the world can be met if only eight persons out of one thousand people in average voluntarily donate blood to save millions of lives every year. Referring to a recent study he pointed out that voluntary regular blood donation can reduce the risk of carrying deadly disease cancer.

The organisers felicitated the office bearers of various local non government organisations including Crystal Vision, 104 Sanjivani Employees Union, Rising Hands of Tangla, NCC, Mangaldai College, Red Cross, Mangaldai branch, Mangaldai Nirman Sramik Santha etc., for their regular support to the blood bank. The meeting also witnessed a short drama and a chorus from the trainees of the GNM Nursing Training Centre.

Earlier, in the morning a procession was taken out through the main roads of the town where participants shouted slogans and displayed placards for voluntary blood donation and save lives.