Fifty eight ( 58 ) units of blood were collected during a mega voluntary blood donation camp organised by the Arunachal Pradesh Police and Arunachal Voluntary Blood Donor’s Organisation (AVBDO), in collaboration with the State Blood Transfusion Council, Naharlagun here at the Fire and Emergency Services station on Friday.
Speaking on the importance of blood donation, AVBDO chairman Ramesh Jekke advised the police personnel not to donate blood merely because of the orders from their superiors, but to donate blood to save lives and keep their bodies healthy, fit and fine.
Stressing on the need for more volunteers in the state, he also introduced the gathering to patients who require blood transfusion on a weekly basis, and informed that the family of a patient that requires ‘A negative’ blood group is also attending the event to find donors amongst the police personnel.
DIG (West) Apur Bitin and Capital SP Tumme Amo also assured that the APP would hold a much larger blood donation camp within the next 10 months, and thanked the doctors and staff from the Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Sciences and the RK Mission Hospital and specially the SBTC for extending their support to the event.
Over 120 donors, including male and female personnel of the APP, and largely personnel from the IRBn had arrived from various camps near the Capital Complex for the blood donation camp.