Saturday, 18 June 2016

Blood Donation Camp by TCWA

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Chandigarh 18th June:- Thalassaemic Children Welfare Association (Regd.), PGI, Chandigarh organizes several voluntarily Blood Donation Camps every year to collect 8000-9000 units of blood for its 430 thalassaemic children, for whom blood is "life line" for their survival. They need blood transfusion after every 2-3 weeks for whole of their lives for maintaining blood hemoglobin level around 10mg.

Out of these camps, six camps are organized at PGI, Chandigarh and one camp at GMCH-32 during summer months, when there is acute shortage of blood in these blood banks due to several reasons, so that our thalassaemics are not deprived of the regular blood supply for transfusion.

The Fifth blood donation camp which is 155th camp of the Association was organized by the Association on 18th June 2016, Saturday at the Zakir Hall of the PGI. In these camp 298 units of blood was collected for the PGI, Chandigarh. The camp was inaugurated by Maninder Singh Bains, Chairman Chandigarh Housing Board, U.T Chandigarh. The next camp which will be 156th Camp of Association will be organized at Zakir hall, A block PGI Chandigarh, on 16thJuly, 2016 (Saturday). The voluntary blood donors are welcome to participate in this camp for the welfare of the children suffering from this blood related disease.