In a blood donation camp organized at Chandigarh University, Gharuan in association with PGI, Chandigarh, GMCH-32 and Rotary Club Kharar more than 750 students and staff members donated blood for the noble cause to save one’s life. Deep Kamal Singh, DSP Kharar along with Satnam Singh Sandhu, Chancellor, Chandigarh University inaugurated the camp in which the students and staff of Chandigarh University participated with great enthusiasm. Gurmukh Singh, President and Kamaldeep Singh Tiwana, Chairman, Rotary Club Kharar were also present on the occasion along with their team of volunteers to help team of Doctors from PGI and GMCH-32 Chandigarh.

Describing Blood Donation as the noble way to serve society, Deep Kamal Singh, DSP Kharar said that “It is important to sensitize today’s youth with social service as youth should be able to make connect with the society and donating blood is the best way to pay back to the society ”. Underlining the important role of students’ community in promoting the cause of Blood Donation, DSP Kharar said, “Students can be made the brand ambassadors who in turn could appeal to masses about the importance of blood donation towards saving precious human life”.

NSS unit of Chandigarh University, Gharuan along with its 300 volunteers had organized a mass awareness campaign for the blood donation camp making the students understand the importance of blood donation. A team of Doctors from PGI led by Dr. Suchet Sachdev, Assistant Professor and another team from led by Dr. Ravneet Kaur Bedi, HoD, Blood Bank, GMCH-32, Chandigarh had made necessary arrangements in order to make the camp a big success.

While motivating the students, Satnam Singh Sandhu, Chancellor, Chandigarh University said that “Chandigarh requires 70,000 units of blood ever year out of which 85% of the demand is met through the blood collected through such volunteer donation camps which makes Chandigarh the city with best transfusion services”.  However India as nation requires 12 million units of blood annually but the collective collection of more than 2500 blood banks running in India is not more than 9 million units, he added.