Introduction: – Blood is the most precious gift bestowed upon the humans by nature that anyone can give to another person. It is the gift of life. A selfless decision to donate blood can save a life, or even several if blood is separated into its components – red cells, platelets and plasma – which can be used individually for patients with specific conditions.
Need for such Camps: – An adequate amount of blood is needed in all health care facilities to meet the urgent need for patients facing trauma and other lifesaving procedures, such as blood transfusions – which saves millions of lives each year. The on-going COVID-19 pandemic has made a drastic impact on our society and all activities have come to a halt, including blood donation. We have been witnessing a shortage in the blood units across various blood banks in India which has created a challenge for people who are in need of emergency procedures and require blood. This is why, particularly during this time of emergency, it is critical to educate people about the importance of donating blood.
Challenge:- This session has never been as usual sessions due to deadly COVID-19 around. This session saw an unprecedented surge in demand for blood for the patients while the contagious COVID force people to remain locked in their homes. During this time blood shortage was felt in every corner of the state. So at the first place it was a daunting task to convince people to come out of homes and donate blood. It was necessary to tell them that this is the critical time and their little help by donating blood can save somebody’s life. The parents were also to be convinced to send young boys and girls who could donate blood to these camps.
Number of Blood Donation Camps during 2020-21:- The NSS unit organized two Blood Donation Camps during 2020-21.
Collaborating Agency: – First camp was organized in collaboration with Blood Bank, Civil Hospital, Ambala Cantt on 23.12.2020.
Motivational Guest: – In this camp, Ms Samta Sandhu, Social Activist, Chandigarh was the chief guest.
Outcome of the Camp: – In this camp 70 units of blood were collected.
Other Activities carried out simultaneously: – Poster and Slogan Making competitions were also organized as a part of awareness drive to donate blood.
Collaborating Agency for second Blood Donation Camp: – The second blood donation camp was organized in collaboration with PGIMER, Chandigarh and Rotary Club of Ambala. This camp was organized on 18.02.2021. Though the NSS unit had already organized a blood donation camp in December even then there was no dearth of enthusiasm in volunteers. Moreover this camp was organized on a very short call by the Blood Transfusion Dept, PGIMER, Chandigarh. Keeping the guidelines of COVID-19 in view the precautionary measures were strictly taken like sanitization of the whole area many times, placing the registration counter at outside the auditorium in order to prevent any crowd.
Chief Guest of the occasion:-Sh. A.D. Gandhi, a well known Chartered Accountant from Ambala and an active social activist was the chief guest of the occasion and source of inspiration for the donors. The chief guest praised the volunteers of NSS for doing such a wonderful task so meticulously and efficiently. He thanked them for doing it for a kind human cause.
Outcome of the camp: – Despite the fact that the NSS unit had already organized a blood donation camp nevertheless 60 units were collected in this camp. The team from the PGIMER, Chandigarh thanked the NSS unit of the college for this service to humanity.
So Sanatan Dharma College, Ambala Cantt added another feather to the flock by organizing two Blood Donation Camps in these critical times to help humanity.
Convener-Mr. Tajinder Singh
BLOOD DONATION CAMP 2019-20
A Blood Donation Camp was organized by NSS with collaboration of Lions Club, Ambala. As we all know that during the rainy season there are scanty blood donation camps around but the need of blood remains very high. The staff and students were the donors and we collected 219 units of blood on that day. Many from the teaching and non teaching staff donated blood for record number of time. Since blood donation camp is considered auspicious, the district administration also participated in it by holding a Vehicle Learning License Camp for the students and other citizens of the district. More than 1000 Learning Licenses were issued on this day or the ﬁles for the same were submitted.
Convener-Mr. Tajinder Singh
Blood Donation Camp 2018-2019
The college has been organizing voluntary blood donation camps on regular basis. Teaching and non-teaching members of staff and students donate blood voluntarily. Mega Blood Donation camp was organized by the NSS and Youth Red Cross Units of the college with technical support from PGI, Chandigarh and in association with Lions’ Club Ambala Phoenix on 24-Sep-2018. 176 units of blood were donated by the staff and students of the college. Principal, Dr. Rajinder Singh welcomed the Chief Guest, Sh. Rajinder Vij on the occasion. The Chief Guest encouraged and motivated the students and staff of the college to contribute to the noble cause of Blood donation by donating blood himself. This year a Mini Blood Donation Camp was organised on 28-Mar-2019. The volunteers of the college are available on call or can be contacted through an app specially designed by the YRC unit of the college.
Convener-Mr. Tajinder Singh
Blood Donation Camp 2017-2018 The college has been organizing voluntary blood donation camps on regular basis. Teaching and non-teaching members of staff and students donate blood voluntarily. This year a Mini Blood Donation Camp was organised in collaboration with Lions Club on 13-Oct-2017 and as many as 75 Units of blood were donated. A Voluntary Mega Blood Donation Camp was organised in the college auditorium in collaboration with PGI Chandigarh on 09-Mar-2018. Mega Blood Donation camp was organized by the NSS and Youth Red Cross Units of Sanatan Dharma College with technical support from PGI, Chandigarh and in association with Lions’ Club Ambala Phoenix. 176 units of blood were donated by the staff and students of the college. Principal, Dr. Rajinder Singh welcomed the Chief Guest, District Governor, Lion Inderjeet Singh on the occasion. Guest of Honour Sh. H.B. Munjal encouraged and motivated the students and staff of the college to contribute to the noble cause of Blood donation by donating blood himself. The volunteers of the college are available on call or can be contacted through an app specially designed by the YRC unit of the college. The Star Donor of the camp was Dr. Sushil Kansal, Head of the English Dept. who donated blood for the 66th time.