GUWAHATI: World Blood Donor Day was observed by Narangi Anchalik Mahavidyalaya NSS Unit in association with Gauhati University NSS Cell on the theme 'Give blood and keep the world beating' through a webinar on June 14. Welcoming the guests and participants, Reeta Dutta Hazarika, Principal, Narangi Anchalik Mahavidyalaya said that blood donation is a noble cause and every eligible donor should donate blood.
Dr Ranjan Kr Kakati, Director, Students' Welfare & Programme Coordinator, NSS, Gauhati University inaugurated the national webinar and in his speech said that everybody should spread awareness about blood donation and the need for safe blood and blood products. Dr Kakati further said during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, blood and plasma donations have managed to save many lives and given hope to people suffering from the virus. Attending as chief guest Dipak Kumar, Regional Director, NSS, NER, Guwahati said that everybody should encourage youths to embrace the humanitarian call to donate blood and inspire others to do the same to boost up the national health system. The resource person of the webinar Dr Kasturi Kalita, In-Charge, Blood Bank & Transfusion Service, Excelcare Hospitals, Guwahati stated different positive aspects and technical issues relating to blood donation. Dr Kalita further said that after every 90 days a healthy person may donate blood and a single donor saves the life of three persons at a time.
Dr Lakhimi Gogoi, NSS, PO, NAM coordinated the programme and offered a vote of thanks. About 250 participants from different parts of India participated in the webinar. Also, Gauhati University NSS Cell has been taking initiative to prepare a database of voluntary blood donors among NSS Programme Officers and volunteers and during the day many volunteers have donated blood in MMC hospital and their nearby hospitals.