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Daan Utsav Celebrates the Joy of Giving With a Blood Donation Camp – The Manipal Journal
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Daan Utsav Celebrates the Joy of Giving With a Blood Donation Camp

MANIPAL: On the occasion of Daan Utsav, The Voluntary Social Services Club of School of Management in collaboration with KMC Blood Bank, Department of Commerce and National Cadet Corps organised a blood donation camp on October 4, 2018.


The event was organised in the spirit of Daan Utsav or the ‘Joy of Giving’ wherein one can reach out to those in need. It is not an annual event, but has been organised consecutively the second time this year. || Photography Courtesy: Annwesha Shyam


“We have many donors. We had a target of 100 but we have surpassed it which is a very good response from the Department of Commerce and Volunteer Services Organisation. Even the faculty has volunteered as donors and is very cooperative. All in all, the event went very smoothly,” said Dhanya VJ, a volunteer of VSO. || Photography Courtesy: Annwesha Shyam


“I always wanted to donate blood but I couldn’t because I was underweight and my haemoglobin was also low. But I always wanted to do it because blood donation can be useful to someone,” said Leeshma Dsouza, a second year MBA student of School of Management who donated blood at the event. She proudly boasted her certificate, which was given to all donors as a symbol of appreciation for their participation in the cause. || Photography Courtesy: Annwesha Shyam


The procedures had a very strict protocol which had to be followed and the donors were allowed to donate blood, only if they were eligible in all parameters. The tests conducted prior included a body weight test, blood pressure test, haemoglobin test and a body temperature test. || Photography Courtesy: Annwesha Shyam


The turnout exceeded expectations with around 200 people attending the camp. After the successful collection of blood, each donor was given a packet of biscuits and juice. || Photography Courtesy: Annwesha Shyam


Featured Image Courtesy: Annwesha Shyam

Edited by: Drishti Sanyal

Akanksha Kimothi


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