Port Blair, Sept 26: On the occasion of “MEGA BLOOD DONATION DRIVE, 2022” of Govt. of India, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, New Delhi which commenced from 17th September 2022 till 1st October 2022 at A & N Islands.
Accordingly Directorate of Health Services and Andaman & Nicobar AIDS Control Society (ANACS) coordinated the Voluntary Blood Donation camp which was organized bythe Pharmacy Section, G. B. Pant Hospital, Port BlairOn 24th September 2022 atBlood Bank, G.B. Pant Hospitalon the occasion of “WORLD PHARMACIST DAY”. A total of 17 units of blood weredonated by voluntarily donorsand another voluntary blood donation camp was organised by SantNirankariMandal Branch, Port Blair at SantNirankariMandal Branch, Junglighat, Port Blair, on 25/09/2022. A total of 87 units of blood weredonated by voluntarily donors.
The Blood Donation was facilitated by the Dr. N. R. Kodhandram, Deputy Director (Blood Safety)/ Chief Medical Officer (NFSG). The donors were examined for their eligibility to donate blood and briefed the donors on various aspect and importance of blood donation.
The Chief Pharmacist of Pharmacy Section, G. B. Pant Hospital, Port Blair and ShriSatyaNarayan, Sanyojek, cum sector-in-charge, SantNirankariMandal (Reg.) Branch, Port Blair to organized the camp and made arrangement for conducting the camp successfully.
The technical team from Blood Bank, G.B. Pant Hospital, Port Blair and A & N AIDS Control Society ensured that the donated blood units are screened for the blood transmissible diseases. They also examined the donors for eligibility. Donors certificate were also distributed to the voluntary donors.