On June 02, 2022, IPAC Foundation and VFAHT in collaboration with the Services Institute of Medical Sciences, Lahore, and Shaukat Khanum Hospital organized a “Safe Blood Donation Camp”, to commemorate the World Blood Donor Day, 2022.
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||41|
|Age Groups||18-45 years|
|Screening Status||Blood group, ALT, RPR, Anti HCV, Anti-HIV I &II, Nucleic Acid Test, CBC, Total Bilirubin, Hbs Ag, MP ICT, HB Core Antibody|