“On the occasion of International Youth Day, which is also Geneva Conventions Day, we have launched operation ‘Jivan’ in collaboration with Round Table India (RTI), a Chennai based social service organization, “ informs Prof. (Dr) S.P. Agarwal, Secretary General of IRCS. The two organizations have decided to go for a massive nationwide drive to collect blood from voluntary donors.
Dr. Agarwal added, “Red Cross proposes to recruit 500 donors in every district, as desired by our Chairman & Health & Family Welfare Minister Dr. Anbumani Ramadoss, so that voluntary blood donation becomes hundred percent in the country”.
Eighteen blood donation camps were organized across the cities of New Delhii, Bangalore, Chennai, Ludhiana, Rourkela, Ranchi, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Vishakapatnam, Baroda, Mangalore, Bhilwara and Conoor. 3000 units of blood were collected in the camps.
A weeklong awareness and motivation drive in the Delhi University on voluntary blood donation was carried out in which banners and posters were displayed in the university area that culminated into big blood donation camp in Kamla Nagar.
Mr. Ravi Baid, Area Chairman, RTI informed, Round Table India is an organization of non-political and non-sectarian 2500 young men between the age group of 18-40. With the operation ‘Jivan’ they aim at having more blood donors on their database, which would be shared with IRCS.