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Amid pandemic Indian Army organises blood donation camp at Srinagar

Srinagar, June 29 : A blood donation camp was organized by Shalteng garrison at Sharifabad in Srinagar outskirts to support local health care and medical saving procedures amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Blood centers and hospitals are striving to have healthy blood donations as ongoing coronavirus pandemic have decreased the number of eligible, healthy donors. The aim of the event was to bridge the void faced by blood banks, help the needful and save lives.

The camp was conducted at Shalateng garrison on Monday. Joint efforts of both Civ and Army made the event successful. Medical staff of 03 persons which included 01 Doctor and 02 Nursing assistants were present to assist in conduction of the Blood Donation Camp.

The camp commenced with detailed explanation of the process of blood donation followed by screening of donors as per eligibility criteria and filling of blood donation form.

Thoroughly medical examination of donors was carried out by Medical officer prior commencement of donation.

Donors were then made comfortable in the donation hall, where they donated blood under direct supervision of medical staff.

A total of 30 blood donors consisting 10 Officers, 02 JCOs and 18 ORs from Army came forward for the noble cause.

The donors were also felicitated with certificates of blood donation by the organizer.

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