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447 students participated in the World Blood Donor Day organized by Terumo Penpol and All Kerala Donors Society | By Yentha
On Jun 14, 2017

Trivandrum: The World Blood Donor Day was celebrated at the Vylopilly Samskrithi Bhavan earlier today. The day was marked by a function honouring Schools, Colleges, NGOs, and Institutions and repeat regular donors.  

Justice (Retd) P Sathasivam, the Governor of Kerala was the Chief Guest. Six donors who had donated more than 75 times and 7 Institutions who made tremendous contributions to the field of blood donation were honored by the Governor of Kerala. 44 institutions including higher secondary schools, colleges, NGOs and institutions who had organized 4 camps in 2016 were honoured by C Padmakumar, CMD of TERUMO PENPOL, Lida Jacob and KEBS Chairperson. 447 students participated in the event which was organized by Terumo Penpol Limited in association with All Kerala Donors Society.

Every year, on 14 June, countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day (WBDD). The event serves to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products and to thank blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood. The event served to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products and to thank blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood.
 
The lives and health of millions of people are affected by emergencies every year. In the last decade, disasters have caused more than 1 million deaths, with more than 250 million people being affected by emergencies every year. Adequate supply of blood during emergencies requires a well-organized blood service, and this can only be ensured by engaging the entire community and a blood donor population committed to voluntary unpaid blood donation throughout the year. 

This year’s campaign will focus on blood donation in emergencies. In crisis or emergency situation, the natural human response is “What can I do? How can I help?”. Therefore, the slogan for the 2017 campaign is: What can you do?, with the secondary message: Give blood. Give now. Give often.

The campaign underlines the role every single person can play in helping others in emergency situations, by giving the valuable gift of blood. It also focuses on the fact that it is important to give blood regularly, so that the blood stock is sufficient before an emergency arises.

C Padmakumar presided over the function while Dr. Sukesh C Nair, Prof & Dept of Transfusion Medicine delivered the keynote address and Dr. Lida Jacob delivered a special address.
 
 
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