On June 25, 2022, IPAC Foundation and VFAHT in collaboration with the Jinnah Sindh Medical University, Karachi, Omair Sana Foundation, and the Children’s Hospital, Karachi organized a “Safe Blood Donation Camp” at Pakistan Maritime Museum, Karachi to commemorate the World Blood Donor Day, 2022.
Celebrities like anchor Syed Yahya Hussaini, Dr Saqib Ansari (Owner of Children Hospital and Omair Sana Foundation), and Maaz Mansoor (CEO of Martz media and Director of Sharqi2 news), participated in this drive.
Pakistan has very limited resources and supplies in blood banks, whereas the need is much higher. Patients, including children, suffering from hematologic diseases like thalassemia, are always in dire need and require immediate assistance with voluntary blood donations.
The purpose of the camp was to raise awareness about the importance and need for safe blood donation and to motivate the safe practices and techniques for blood donation which help in eliminating the risk of blood-borne infections. The camp also aimed at encouraging the use of screened and safe blood for blood transfusions.
|Pints of Blood Collected||74|
|Age Groups||18- 50 years|
|Screening Status||Blood group, Anti HCV, Hbs Ag, Anti-HIV, VDRL, MP|