Noida: A blood donation camp was organized in SKA Greenarch Society, a residential society in Noida extension on February 27, 2022 by District Hospital, Sector 30, Noida. Residents of the society participated actively in the camp.
Lack of blood in hospitals is one of the main causes that hinders the proper treatment of critical patients and puts their lives at risk. Dr Bindu, District Hospital, Sector 30, Noida says, “The current shortage of blood has made it challenging for blood banks to arrange the blood for patients suffering from thalassaemia, haemophilia and other blood-related illness. Blood donation must be done by all, at the interval of every 3 months."
Rupesh Srivastava and Ashish Sharma, residents of SKA Greenarch Society addressed the crowd about the importance of blood donation and asked all the residents to come forward and donate blood.
In the camp, a total of 55 residents came forward however, only 35 people could donate blood because the rest did not meet the required criteria for blood donation.
The residents of the society requested the Medical and Health Department, Uttar Pradesh to organize a blood donation camp again soon. CitySpidey talked to a few residents to know how they feel about the experience of donating blood.
Praveen Rathore, a resident of the society who also donated blood in the camp says, “Everyone should donate blood as this can save lives of many. I had a great experience at the camp.”
Pankaj Dwivedi, another resident says, “People hold the doubt that by donating blood one gets weak, but this is a myth. Whenever we donate blood, new blood formation starts, so it is a healthy process which everyone should follow”.
Deepak Sharma says, “I am happy that I got a chance to donate blood. As per studies, a scientifically proven benefit of blood donation is that people who donate blood at least once a year and also do not smoke reduce their chances of heart attack almost by 80 %”
Satyendra Priyadarshi says, “It was a good experience to donate blood. I hope this helps someone who really needs it.”