Many first-time donors said they felt immense satisfaction at having done a good deed.
Residents of different apartments and housing colonies in Dwarka on Sunday participated in a blood donation camp with enthusiasm. New Jyoti Apartments RWA held the blood donation camp in collaboration with the Lion’s Blood Bank.
Nearly 100 units of blood were collected.
Most of the donors were first-timers and felt satisfied at having done a good deed. Senior citizens and women, too, donated blood with enthusiasm.
Secretary of Parijat Apartments, Deepan Sharma, told City Spidey, “Almost all members of the organising team donated blood. Even senior citizens inspired us by donating blood.”
A senior citizen and resident of Panchsheel Apartments, Alok Kumar, in his sixties, was among those who queued up early in the morning for the camp. Manish Kumar, teacher at a government school in Najafgarh, who was passing by, also attended the camp.
A vegetable vendor, Manoj Kumar, from Sector 4, also was a first-time donor and said he experienced a sense of satisfaction.
Saarbjeet Singh, one of the key camp organisers, and a resident of New Jyoti Apartments, said, “We hold this camp every year. This is our third year and we are happy that year after year it is gaining popularity in the community. This year we collected a decent amount of blood and the donors were mainly between 35 and 50 years of age."
Although the blood bank had its own doctor, a doctor in the society, Gulshan Arora, was also on standby.
Another organiser, Nilay Das, from the same society, said, “We took the initiative and other societies joined us. Residents and managing committee members of societies such as Parijat Apartments, Anant Apartments, Antriksh Apartments, Ispatika Apartments, Panchsheel Apartments Chanakya Apartments also helped us make this camp a success.”