Rodrigues calls for making blood donation a mass movement

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Chandigarh, Sep 30 (UNI) Punjab Governor and Chandigarh Administrator Gen (Retd) S F Rodrigues in a message on the eve of National Voluntary Blood Donation Day, called for making blood donations a mass movement by mobilising donors, for saving the lives of those in need.

He emphasised the need for creating a wider awareness of the importance of voluntary blood donation to make it a continuous process, as the blood needs in the hospitals are increasing each day.

In his message, General Rodrigues said that the Blood Donation Day provides an opportunity to convey our gratitude to the blood donors for their selfless service. He said that Blood Donation is a great humanitarian cause, which contributes in promoting the feeling of human brotherhood besides giving timely help to the needy.

General Rodrigues thanked all voluntary blood donors for their contribution towards this noble cause and expressed the hope that a new generation of blood donors would follow their example, providing safe blood for use, wherever and whenever it is needed to save a life.

Impressing upon the Blood Banks to be donor friendly and to introduce latest technology, General Rodrigues said that with a view to meet the mounting needs of blood in hospitals and nursing homes in the region, the systems of fractionating blood into various components must be instituted, to help more people. He complemented the Blood Bank Society and the volunteers for mobilsing blood donors and propagating the concept of blood separation.

UNI

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