Pune: Doctors launch campaign to encourage people to donate blood

Rising temperature and the start of summer vacation is always a hindrance for voluntary blood donation, making the blood supply go down during summer each year. The IMA Pune is also going to conduct blood donation camp at such places such as housing societies, colleges or companies.

Pune: Doctors launch campaign to encourage people to donate bloodIMA Pune is arranging motivational speeches and awareness drives to increase blood donation in city. Doctors will go to IT companies, housing society, colleges and deliver lectures there. Dr Sanjay Patil, President of IMA Pune said, “From next week onwards we would be starting a campaign where our doctors would give motivational speeches and will […]

IMA collects 1,130 units of blood in blood donation drive

In order to commemorate Doctor’s Day and as part of its community outreach vision the Indian Medical Association (IMA) partnered with Abbott in India to conduct a blood donation drive across the company’s offices in India. This was a unique initiative as IMA branches all over India worked to conduct these camps and achieved a milestone of collecting 1,130 units of blood from 33 offices in 20 cities through donation by office staff of Abbott India

IMA collects 1,130 units of blood in blood donation driveStatistics suggest that India fell short of 1.9 units of blood in 2016-2017. If this shortage had been taken care of, it could have aided more than 320,000 heart surgeries or 49,000 organ transplants, according to official data. To put it in perspective, on an average, about six units of blood is needed for open […]