Social organisation Dwarakalaya, which has been holding blood donation camps for over 15 years, said it was happy with the participation of several first-time donors.
Today the youth and the middle-aged of Dwarka donated blood at a camp with great enthusiasm.
Organised by Dwarkalaya, a social organisation peopled predominantly by Tamilians, in association with the Red Cross Society, the event saw 70 people donating blood. Though people from all age groups donated blood, the youth were more in numbers.
Vice president of Dwarkalaya, M Jayaraman said, "The response of the community was very good. People from the age group of 35-50 were in good numbers. The youth too were very enthusiastic and many in their 20's donated blood as first timers. Overall, it was a very successful camp.”
Shruti Jaishankar, a first timer blood donor told City Spidey, “I am so happy today. I was earlier rejected from being a donor as my haemoglobin count was low. But today I was confident and well prepared for donation. This is a very satisfactory moment for me."
Dwarkalaya has been organising such camps for years in the sub city. Treasurer of Dwarkalaya, N Murali told City Spidey, “Since 2005 we have been organising blood donation camps in Dwarka. This is an integral part of our activities for the community."