Mangaluru, Nov 07, 2017: The Rotary Mangalore handed over the ’Rotary Blood Mobile’, the blood donation bus to the Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS), at a programme in Loyola Hall Grounds, St Aloysius College on Nov 6, Monday.
G Shankar Family Trust Chairman G Shankar flagged-off the Rotary Blood Mobile bus and said that it is a worthy project as the vehicle will move from place to place and people could donate blood at their places, without actually having to go to hospitals.
He said that G Shankar Family Trust has so far collected 98,000 units of blood so far and plans to reach the target of one lakh units. He requested the IRCS to use the mobile blood donation vehicle so that 2,000 additional units of blood could be collected by conducting donation camps from Uppala to Byndoor.
DK Additional DC, Kumar said that the Rotary Blood Mobile is the first mobile blood donation vehicle and blood bank and hoped that the new initiate will help in meeting the blood requirements.
The ’Rotary Blood Mobile’ was handed over to the Indian Red Cross Society district committee. The mobile blood bank has a storage capacity of 60 litres of blood. The vehicle is equipped with two refrigerators to store blood. Four people can donate blood at a time in the vehicle. The mobile blood vehicle will collect blood units by visiting various organisations such as education institutions and companies.
Rotary Mangalore District Convener Suresh M M Chengappa, Rotary Club President H Vasant Shenoy and Secretary Navin N were present.