After a successful three day blood donation drive in collaboration with the Armed Forces Institute of Transfusion (AFIT) last year, NUST Community Service Club (NCSC) is organizing another Blood Donation Drive. The three day event, organized by NCSC in collaboration with the Jamila Sultana Foundation, is being held from March 26-28, 2014, at the IGIS Ground, from 10:30 am to 6 pm. Refreshments are also being given out to all the donors. The donor must have their NUST ID card to be able to donate blood.
There was a good turnout on the first day of the Blood Donation Drive. An astounding 150 people donated blood.
The need of blood is immense in Pakistan where there are more than 55,000 thalassemia patients. Jamila Sultana Foundation is currently accommodating 512 Thalassemic children, the oldest patient being of 35 years of age. The Foundation provides the patients free of cost. Depending on the patient, they need blood after every 10 to 45 days. The survival of Thalassemic patients is really tough. Thus, by donating blood, an individual is literally giving the gift of life.
The Blood Donation drive ends on March 28 (Friday) and more blood donations are expected to be collected in these two days. The Blood Diffusion Camp held by the Jamila Sultana Foundation in collaboration with NCSC is waiting for donations at the IGIS Ground.