Guwahati: Excel care Hospital initiates Blood Donation Drive from May 1
Guwahati: A Blood Donation Drive is currently underway from May 1 organised in Excel Care hospital in Guwahati which is initiated by Khoon (Non-Profit Organisation) and Lions Club of Guwahati Udaan.
The drive which started from May 1 is currently underway and will continue till May 15.
The campaign is in sync with the 3rd phase of the nationwide vaccination drive which plans to inoculate all citizens between 18-45 years.
“This campaign is to encourage voluntary blood donation by people in the age group of 18 – 45 years, who form the majority group of blood donors at any given point in time,” said Charu Agarwal, Director and Head of Operations, Khoon.
Dr Kasturi Kalita, head of department of Blood Bank and Transfusion services, Excelcare Hospitals, said, “Since we have a full fledged Blood Bank, we are happy to extend our services for this noble cause. The main idea is to avert any crisis or shortage of blood supply during the second wave of the pandemic. As per guidelines issued by the National Blood Transfusion Council, one cannot donate blood for at least 60 days after taking both does of the vaccine. As majority of blood donors are between 18 – 45 years, we are encouraging them to come forward and donate blood voluntarily.”
“We have limited it to 10 donors per day so that the regular blood donations can also continue unaffected and to avoid overcrowding and maintain social distance within the premises,” she added.