SRINAGAR: The Health Centre of Govt. College of Education (GCoE) (IASE), M.A. Road, Srinagar in collaboration with Govt. Medical College, Srinagar today organised a Blood Donation Camp, here.
During the blood donation camp, a huge number of students/teachers donated blood. It was a gesture by the institution in bringing a ray of hope to contribute to the serious problems of acute shortage of blood.
It was given out that India faces a blood shortage of 3 Million Units, the problem can be addressed if an additional 2 percent of Indians donate blood, as open by health experts.
“We need 12 Million units of Blood every year but just about 9 Million units are being donated and to contribute our bit our college has been regularly organizing Blood Donation Camps where students and the faculty members come forward voluntarily to donate blood”, said Prof. (Dr.) Seema Naz, Principal of the College.
She applauded the students for their humane gesture and said that blood donation can save lives of innumerable people. It is a great service to humanity and contribution to society as general, Naz added.
The programme was conducted under the supervision of Dr. Shaheena Akhter, Coordinator Health Centre and Arshid Sualeh.