Mangalore, Sep 23, 2014: Samruddha Jeevan Foundation (SJF) in association with the Dakshina Kannada unit of the Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS), will organise a mega blood donation camp at IRCS Blood Bank located in the premises of Lady Goschen Hospital in Mangalore on September 26 from 7 am onwards.
Addressing media September 22, Samruddha Jeevan Foundation Senior Zonal Officer Shivraj said that the SJF will organise mega blood donation camps at 350 locations in 21 states in India on the day, to commemorate the birthday of SJF Founder Dr Mahesh Motewar.
In Karnataka, the blood donation camp will be held in 38 locations including Mangalore and Udupi. In Mangalore alone, the SJF in association with IRCS is planning to collect more than 1,000 units of blood on a single day on September 26.
“We expect about 4,000 to 5,000 blood donors from every nook and corner of the district, out of which we are confident of collecting a minimum of 1,000 units,” he said and appealed to people of the district to make the camp a success.
In Udupi, the blood donation camp will be held in the premises of Mother of Sorrows Church Hall, he said.
IRCS Blood Bank Chairperson R A Fernandes said that the IRCS has made elaborate arrangements at the IRCS blood bank premises to collect 1,000 units of blood at five locations. Besides the three floors at the IRCS Blood Bank building, two more locations at Lady Goschen hospital premises have been identified.
“A total of 70 beds will be arranged to collect blood from donors,” he said. As the organisers have been expecting more than 1,000 donors, the IRCS has tied up with the blood banks of Government Wenlock Hospital, Yenepoya Hospital, A J Hospital and Srinivas Hospital for smooth functioning of the camp.