Meet Mumbai Police Constable Balraj Salokhe, since 2008, he has played an active role towards blood donation. The 42-year-old has donated blood for at least 20 times.
He was recently felicitated by the Maharashtra Police force for his contribution towards helping save lives through this small, yet, noble gesture. He was commended by Atul Chandra Kulkarni, Additional Director General of Maharashtra anti-terrorist squad.
While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Balraj Salokhe, said, “Poor and needy people should get the blood in time that’s the reason why I donate blood without fail. For me donating blood is like a duty. Many poor people come to Mumbai’s state-run JJ hospital for the treatment. There is a shortage of blood in the blood banks due to the high demand. I wish that more and more people should come forward and donate blood.”
Salokhe further added, “I have been donating blood since 2008. Every year on my birthday before going to the temple, I make sure that I donate blood first. It takes hardly 10-15 minutes to donate blood. It has never hampered my work. I have never taken leave after donating blood.”
Atul Chandra Kulkarni stated, “Constable Salokhe is doing a great job. He is serving society by donating blood. The police force and I are proud of him.”
Mumbai college organises blood donation camp
Blood donation is a noble cause, as it can serve as a crucial lifeline for patients who require blood. Each person should be aware about the importance of blood donation and come ahead and take an initiative to donate blood.
In order to encourage this sentiment, a blood donation camp was organised at D G Saraf College in Mumbai’s Malad area.
The blood donation camp witnessed a good response from the students. Nearly 100 blood bags were collected through this camp. Many students donate blood for the first time.
Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Mitesh Gupta, a third-year B.M.M student said, “I donated blood for the very first time. It was a very good experience for me. Also, the camp saw a good turnout of students.”