INDIACSR News Network
CHANDIGARH: Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Northern Region in association with Indian Society of Blood Transfusion & Immunohaematology (ISBTI) organized a blood donation camp at the CII NR Headquarters Sector 31 A, Chandigarh on 12 April 2013. Around 35 units of blood were collected at the camp.
ISBTI, a Non Profit Voluntary Organization operating at National Level, has a mission to achieve 100% Voluntary Blood Donation in the country and to attain Quality Standards in Blood Transfusion Services. ISBTI is one of the very few NGOs empanelled with ‘TISS National CSR Hub’ to carry out projects of CPSEs under their CSR policies throughout the Country. Keeping in view the Aims of National Blood Policy of Govt. of India, ISBTI carries out activities as stipulated in the National Guidelines for voluntary blood donation published by National Aids Control Organization (NACO).
The camp, which was organised as part of CII’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative was well attended by CII employees, members and volunteers from the city who all came forward to donate blood.
A team of doctors headed by Dr. Ravneet Kaur from the Department of Transfusion Medicine of Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh carried out the blood collection.
Mr Sanjay Gupta, Chief Operating Officer, ISBTI emphasized that Blood is the most precious gift that one can present to another person — it is the gift of life. In our society, blood donation is amongst the highest service one can render to humanity.
Mr Pikender Pal Singh, Regional Director, CII NR shared that CII believes that it is the moral responsibility of all healthy people to donate blood regularly so that our blood banks have sufficient units available in case of any emergency. It would save many lives. CII would make Blood Donation camps a regular feature in its calendar of activities.
Mr Rusen Kumar, Head Strategic Partnership and Alliances, ISBTI highlighted that the immense joy and satisfaction one feels by donating blood is unimaginable. Blood donor brings a ray of hope in someone’s life.