From Our Correspondent
Silchar, April 19: The blood dotion camp organised jointly by South Assam Sammilitho Akhanda Sangathan and Silchar Akhanda Mandali to mark the death anniversary of Sri Sri Babamoni and Sri Sri Mamoni held here today at Ajachak Ashram received an overwhelming response from the people.
Altogether 160 people, of which 149 male and 11 female doted blood voluntarily at the camp which was conducted by the members of Barak Valley Voluntary Blood Donors’ Forum and the doctors and staff of the blood bank of Silchar Medical College and Hospital.
The camp began with the chanting of Akhanda Sanghita mantra followed by a patriotic song.
Ashu Paul, general secretary of Barak Valley Voluntary Blood Donors’ Forum, underscored the importance of blood dotion. He said, “Blood cannot be formed or manufactured. It is also not sold in the market. Therefore, the people should come forward to voluntarily dote blood so that it could save a life. The blood dotion is one of the noble jobs that every person of above 18 and less than 50 should dote blood voluntarily at regular interval.”
He said that their main motive is to create awareness among the people about the blood dotion. He said, ‘‘giving blood is equal to giving a life. We should encourage everybody to dote blood and save lives.’’ Blood dotion is a great dotion. Blood saves life of others. He said thousands of people need blood everyday, victims of accidents or in the event of any emergency.
Paul said despite conducting huge number blood dotion, sometime people face difficulties to collect blood for their patients. He said that if components of the blood are used separately then it would be very judicious. According to him, there are basically four components in blood– RBC, WBC, Platelet and Plasma. He added that if the patient is given the required component of the blood then the rest of the components can be used for other patients. He urged the doctors to come forward and take necessary steps to use blood judiciously.
The general secretary of South Assam Sammilitho Akhanda Sangathan bendu th said that they had chosen to hold the camp in the first month of the Bengali New Year as Sri Sri Swami Swarupanda arises as Guru in Baishakh, first month of the Bengali year.