1000+ units of blood collected at mega blood donation carnival organized by Rehras Sewa Society
Author(s): City Air NewsLudhiana, September 8, 2019: The Rehras Sewa Society organized a Blood Donation Carnival at Mohini Resorts, Chandigarh Road, Ludhiana today in which more than 1000 units of blood was collected Rehras Sewa Society...
Ludhiana, September 8, 2019: The Rehras Sewa Society organized a Blood Donation Carnival at Mohini Resorts, Chandigarh Road, Ludhiana today in which more than 1000 units of blood was collected
Rehras Sewa Society is a non-profit organisation that manages the blood supply banks all over Punjab. It is promoted by youngsters to bring a progressive change in the existing social set up by saving lives through blood donation. In today’s Mega Blood Donation Carnival, 1000+ units of blood were collected by teams from Civil Hospital, Ludhiana, Raghunath Hospital, Ludhiana Krishna Charitable Hospital, Ludhiana, Fortis Hospital, Ludhiana, Rajindera Hospital, Patiala and Johal Hospital, Jalandhar.
The venue wore a festive look as more than 5000 people visited the venue including Blood Donors and their family, Volunteers of Rehras Sewa Society, doctors and the medical teams and members of various other organizations like Khalsa Aid. An amazing sight to see at this Carnival were teenage donors, large number of female donors and also couples who both donated together. Another unique feature was more than 100 people pledged to donate their eyes and organs.
Among the renowned personalities who visited to donate blood and inspire donors were Padma Shri and renowned Punjabi Poet Surjit Pattar, Raj Kumar Chaudhary ACP Crime Ludhiana and social activist Anmol Kwatra
Padma Shri Surjit Pattar while addressing the gathering said that “It is heartening to see so many people serving humanity by donating blood for strangers whom we do not even have no idea about. Blood Donation is the ideal service to humanity and there is no bigger gift of God.”
India faces a shortage of 3 million blood units in a year. This shortage can be easily eliminated if only an additional 2% of India's youth donate blood, just once in a year. Rehras Sewa Society is conferred with the State Award by the Punjab State Blood Transfusion Council (PSBTC) two times consecutively (2016, 2017) since its origin.
The organizing team for today’s event was lead by Sukhminder Kairon, Ajay Mittal, Raman Kumar, Sandeep Singla, Sandeep Mishra, Sunny Sharma, Mohit Mittal, Balbir Chaudhary, Kartik Mehan, Saminder Sood, Dupinder Singh, Tirath Taneja and Ravi Sachdeva among others.