Mumbai is currently facing an acute shortage of blood. City blood bank officials, last week said, they are witnessing a drop in blood donors due to the lack of blood donation camps.
In a positive turn of events, the Mumbai Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) organised a blood donation camp in Sion Hospital that was arranged for the resident doctors, students and hospital staffs.
“MARD Sion organised a blood donation camp today. The participants were resident doctors, MBBS students, hospital staffs and few volunteer donors from outside,” said Dr Lokesh Chirwatkar, MARD President from Sion Hospital and LTGM Medical College, Sion.
“We have such camps every year. The idea is to spread the message about blood donation for everyone in the city. It is a very noble cause,” he added.
The hospital collected a total of 79 packets of blood today. Last year, it had collected a total of 72 packets.
The State Blood Transfusion Council (SBTC) said it was a very positive move. While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Arun Thorat, assistant director, SBTC said, “Such efforts will send a very positive message to donors as well as others.”