Medindia

X

Azad Says Celebrate Oct 2 as Voluntary Blood Donation Day

by Sheela Philomena on  October 2, 2013 at 11:40 AM General Health News   - G J E 4
October 2 (Gandhi Jayanti) should be celebrated as voluntary blood donation day, said Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad.
 Azad Says Celebrate Oct 2 as Voluntary Blood Donation Day
Azad Says Celebrate Oct 2 as Voluntary Blood Donation Day
Advertisement

"Even though Oct 1 is designated as the national voluntary blood donation day, Oct 2 (Gandhi Jayanti) should be celebrated as Voluntary Blood Donation Day which should mark a week-long period for blood donation across the country," said Azad.

Advertisement
The minister made the announcement while inaugurating a blood donation camp at the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital here.

"This should be preceded with intense awareness and information, education and communication campaign to motivate and inspire people to donate blood," added Azad.

He also urged and appealed to the youth to come forward and donate blood, as according to him blood is the only unifying factor.

Highlighting that six new All India Institutes of Medical Sciences have been established and the government has approved 70 super-speciality hospitals for cancer, he said the demand for blood will go up in future with increased surgeries.

Source: IANS
Advertisement

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
User Avatar
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted I agree to the terms and conditions

You May Also Like

Advertisement
View All