LONGDING: The Longding Battalion of Assam Rifles, in collaboration with Assam Medical College and Hospital (ACMH), Dibrugarh and district hospital under 'Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat' organized the first-ever blood donation camp here recently.
Around 135 units of blood were collected on the day, where 109 volunteers from the AR Battalion, 7 from CRPF and 19 civilians participated. Civilians present at the event included students, youth and local residents of nearby villages.
The camp was primarily aimed at providing maximum units of blood to AMCH, Dibrugarh, where it will be made available to the patients from economically weaker sections in the North-East.
A certificate of appreciation was presented to every donor in recognition of their benevolent participation.
Besides, the battalion also conducted an Anaemia Detection Camp at the district town and Kanubari as a precursor to the Blood Donation Camp.
The camp helped in identifying and also addressing the issue of malnutrition prevalent in the region, as well as in spreading awareness among local populace about the importance and benefits of periodic blood donation.
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