Bhubaneswar: As a part of its health awareness and social responsibility, Anwesha Foundation, organized a successful Blood Donation Camp on September 22, 2012 at Saheed Nagar Bhubaneswar. The camp was organized in association with Blood Donors Council, Cuttack.
The camp was organized with an objective to promote the desire for blood donation, to eradicate the misconceptions regarding the donor’s health and help the people in need to live longer.
The blood donation session had a pre-blood donation counseling by the members of the Blood Donors Council, who motivated the donors and created awareness in them about the importance of giving back to the society. They highlighted on the positive aspects of donating blood and how people can contribute to the society in every possible way.
The camp began at 9 am in the morning and continued till 2 pm. A large number of donors participated in this camp.
The Blood Donors Council provided a complete blood report along a donor card to each of the donors. The donor card will entitle the donor to receive one unit of blood of any group free of cost from any blood bank. The donors also received a certificate for this noble cause. The Council also gifted a unique badge to every donor as a souvenir for their selfless approach.
During the meeting Mr. Prashant Kumar Dash, General Secretary, Blood Donors Council, said, “This is our second Blood Donation Camp here and the 107th Camp organized by the Blood Donors Council which was founded on September 22, 2004. The blood that we collect by organising such camps is donated to the destitute and the accident victims at the time of need.”
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Ashwini Rath, Managing Trustee of Anwesha Foundation said, “Blood donation is not only an act of humanity but also an act of communal harmony. We have been organizing such camps for the last two years. Today is the Foundation day of Blood Donors Council, Cuttack and I feel very privileged that they are celebrating their Foundation Day by organizing a Blood Donation Camp with Anwesha. We will be organizing such camps every year in future.”
When asked about her experience, Miss Kalpana Jena, a donor said, “This is the first time I am donating blood. I am feeling very happy that with this small step of mine, I will be able to contribute towards the society and help someone in need. I think if the younger generation pledges and comes forward to give blood voluntarily, there will be no scarcity of blood worldwide.”
Another regular donor Dipankar Mohanty, said, “This is a very noble deed that Anwesha has initiated. We are hopeful that the blood donation camp will generate a lot of interest among the residents and we are sure that a lot of people will come forward to donate their blood.”
A small exhibition on the photos of the previous camps was also organized. The pictures depicted the significance of blood donation and conveyed the message of divine love and goodwill.
Apart from this the newly designed official website of Anwesha Foundation (“anwesha.org“) was also inaugurated on this occasion.
Finally, Mr. Rath thanked all the donors for their participation and the Blood Donors Council for their cooperation for this noble initiative in Bhubaneswar.