Every year, on 14 June, countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day (WBDD). The event serves to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products and to thank blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood. When the whole world is reeling under the onslaught of COVID- 19, Blood donation has taken a serious hit amid this outbreak & blood is in short supply, leaving patients of thalassemia & others to suffer. Also, we know that Convalescent plasma is a rich source of antibodies that can kill the virus & help treat corona patients. For someone who is recovered from COVID-19, their plasma donation can make a huge difference & they may be able to save a life.
In this context, VFAHT SZMC LC is organizing an awareness program & a picture competition among medical students depicting blood donation under the title “Donate blood save lives”.
Several participants sent their entries. Total of 54 participants participates in the event.