Blood donation drive sees good response

HYDERABAD: Sathguru Management Consultants (SMC), a leading Hyderabad-based company, organised a blood donation camp along with NTR Trust Blood Banks as part of Corporate Social Responsibility on Friday.

The camp was organised with a view to helping people who are in dire need of blood but are unable to access due to lack of proper supply. It was overseen by a team of well-equipped and trained medical attendants and an enthusiastic Sankalp team, who made all the necessary arrangements to ensure safety, hygiene and comfort of the donors. 100 units of blood was collected. .

The initiative had many members participating including employees & ex-employees of SMC, spouses, friends and family members of the employees apart from volunteers from other companies & donors from across the city with an intention of contributing for the social benefit. The blood collected from this initiative would be supplied for free to the patients suffering from thalassemia, a rare genetic blood disorder which is carried by four per cent of the population and children suffering from cancer.

Speaking on the occasion, Hemalatha Vijayaraghavan, founder of Sankalp, said: “Since 2007, we collected more than 700 units of blood and supported the cause. We are very happy that donors have come forward to give hope to children fighting thalassemia and cancer.”
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Source: The Hans India

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