INDIACSR News Network
MUMBAI: 1st July, 2013, the first day of a new Rotaract year (2013-14) starts off with a pan-Mumbai Blood Donation Drive, held by the Rotaract Clubs of Mumbai under the directions of the Mumbai District Council (RID – 3140). Blood Donation camps would be organized at over 16 different venues in Mumbai & Thane by the respective Rotaract Clubs and the donated blood would be collected by and sent to registered blood banks.
The young and vibrant Rotaractors of Mumbai will be organizing a Mega Blood Donation Drive on 1st July, 2013 between 10 am to 2pm with camps throughout Mumbai & Thane. Along with the blood donation activities, each donor would also be checked for Thalassemia, as a step towards Thalassemia awareness. This is Rotaract Mumbai’s unique way to celebrate World Doctor’s Day.
This drive would be managed by the Rotaract Mumbai (RID – 3140), led by PHF DRR Rtr. Manish Solanki, the District Rotaract Representative for the year 2013-14, and the camps would be organized by various Rotaract Clubs in their localities with the help of the registered Blood Banks. Trained Representatives and Doctors from the local blood banks would be conducting the actual donation process at these camps.
Thalassemia has been long ignored in India, especially Mumbai. The increase in reported cases of Thalassemia is alarming. However, not many are aware that Thalassemia can be avoided altogether at the time of child birth. A simple solution to this problem is awareness and the same forms a part of this Blood Donation Drive. Each donor shall be checked for Thalassemia and information regarding the same would be provided by the Rotaractors at the venues.
The Rotaract Mumbai requests each and every resident of Mumbai and Thane to participate in this mega drive. District Rotaract Representative Rtr Manish Solanki, said, “Many of our young Indians still have many pre-notions and myths on blood donation like I may lose blood after donation and may take ages to regain the count. However the truth is to give blood you need neither extra strength nor extra food, and you save a life. We at Rotaract District 3140 urge all those people who can donate blood to do so as this can help save lives. Only 5 minutes and 350ml blood is what you need to donate. To the young and healthy, it’s no loss. To sick, it’s hope of life. Donate Blood to give back life”.
This Drive is open to all and we encourage bringing along your friends and relatives for this noble cause. Donating blood is not only a feel good factor for the donor, but you might also be saving a life or helping someone in an emergency. An added bonus is the free Thalassemia screening for your personal healthy well-being.