Bangalore: Blood bank leads fight against gender-based violence

Blood bank leads fight against gender based violence
Bangalore, Nov 26: In order to raise awareness about increasing crimes against women, the International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women is observed on 25 November 2013, across the world. The theme for the year 2013 is: 'Unite to End Violence against Women'

Rotary Bangalore, TTK Blood Bank in Indiranagar in Bangalore, an organisation which has contributed massively in the field of blood donation and research, is spearheading a programme as part of creating awareness against gender-based violance.

Dr Latha Jagannathan, who founded the Rotary BangaloreTTK Blood Bank in Indiranagar and Shalini Gambhir, heading the Community Services Department, are leading a workplace and community program called "Namagaagi Naave" over the last two years that created enormous social awareness in the areas of gender equity, violence against women, health issues such as sexual health, HIV/AIDS, etc, by raising awareness, providing detection and counseling in factories employing lower Income men and women.

BMST (Bangalore Medical Services Trust) of which Rotary Bangalore-TTK Blood Bank is a part, is a 30-year-old not-for-profit NGO in Bangalore. The "Namagaagi Naave" program deals with violence, both gender and alcohol related, and sexual & reproductive health and HIV/AIDS.

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The original and primary purpose of the Rotary Bangalore-TTK Blood Bank is to supply safe blood and blood products. As a key contributor to blood safety, blood is collected from voluntary blood donors only, no replacement donations, through the voluntary blood donation camps at industries, colleges and other organisations.

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