575 donates blood at Blood Donation Camp organized by Chandigarh University

Blood Donation Camp to commemorate the 86th Death Anniversary of Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh

To commemorate the sacrifice made by Shaheed-E-Azam, Bhagat Singh, Chandigarh University Gharuan in association with Blood Bank PGI, Chandigarh, Civil Hospital Kharar and Rotary Club Kharar organized a blood donation camp at the campus. More than 575 students and staff members donated blood during the camp which was organized on the eve of 86th Death Anniversary of Bhagat Singh which falls on 23rd March. SDM Kharar Amaninder Kaur Brar along with Satnam Singh Sandhu, Chancellor, Chandigarh University inaugurated the blood donation camp in which the students and staff of Chandigarh University participated with great enthusiasm. Harnek Singh, President, Kamaldeep Singh Tiwana, Chairman, Rotary Club Kharar and Ashok Sharma, President Vyopar Mandal, Kharar were also present on the occasion along with their team of volunteers to help team of Doctors from PGI and Civil Hospital Kharar.

Describing Blood Donation as the noble way to serve society, Amaninder Kaur, SDM Kharar said that “Blood Donation is the only donation through which a person can contribute his services towards mankind as many number of times as he wants, whereas other donations in the form of eye donation, kidney donation can only be done in extreme cases”. While interacting with the students congratulated the efforts and live spirit of Chandigarh University for organizing the camp and providing all necessary support for a noble cause. “Bhagat Singh was a true youth icon as he at the age of 23 sacrificed his life for the country and today’s youth should learn from the life of the freedom fighter so that a spirit to work towards a progressive India can be achieved”, she added.

A team of Doctors from PGI led by Dr. Lakhwinder Singh, Assistant Professor & Dr. Anita, Blood Transfusion Officer (BTO) along with team from Civil Hospital Kharar led by Dr. Rajneet Randhawa, HoD, who had made necessary arrangements in order to make the camp a big success. While interacting to the students, team of Doctors said that the tri-city of 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.