Manipal Runs a Blood Donation Drive on Independence Day
Manipal: Manipal’s Rotaract Club organised a blood donation camp at the MIT food court on Wednesday, encouraging donors across Manipal to attend the event.
The donors showed full vigour in their participation, as they gathered in large numbers to contribute to the cause. Dr. Avinash Shetty, the Medical Supervisor at KMC, was present at the venue as the chief guest. He lit the lamp and gave a speech on the benefits of blood donation. He praised the donors for selflessly being a part of the campaign. “For every one person who donates blood, three people receive help from that contribution,” he said in his speech.
The donors had to fill a form, get their weight and blood pressure checked, and have their haemoglobin and iron quantity tested. They were allowed to donate only if the parameters were fulfilled.
After donating blood, the donors were given a packet of biscuits and a box of juice. Leon, a second year mechatronics student from MIT, spoke about his experience. “I don’t feel like I donated blood. It’s for a noble cause, so I donate every year. It’s pretty easy to get access to everything, and the procedure is made very easy by the club members, who are doing a commendable job,” he said.
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Edited by: Karthika Venugopal