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Manipal Runs a Blood Donation Drive on Independence Day1 min read

August 16, 2018 2 min read


Manipal Runs a Blood Donation Drive on Independence Day1 min read

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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 showed full vigour in their participation to contribute to the noble cause. || Photograph Courtesy: Aditi Desai


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.


Rotaract Club, Manipal organises camps like these on Independence Day and Republic Day every year. || Photograph Courtesy: Adesh Rout


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.

Featured Image Courtesy: Adesh Rout

Edited by: Karthika Venugopal