Srinagar, June 14: Kashmir University’s National Service Scheme on Tuesday organised a blood donation camp to raise awareness on safe blood and the need to volunteer for blood donation in the service of humanity.
The day-long event was organised in collaboration with Government Medical College Srinagar to mark the World Blood Donor Day (WBDD), observed annually on June 14.
Vice-Chancellor Prof Nilofer Khan, in her message on the WBDD, underlined the need to inculcate among students the spirit of blood donation in tune with the NSS motto, ‘Not Me But You’. This, she said, can become an essential component of their character-building during their academic life.
Congratulating student volunteers, especially women donors who outnumbered their male counterparts in donating blood during the camp, Prof Nilofer promised her administration’s full support to such social welfare initiatives.
Student NSS volunteers, faculty members and members from ministerial staff of the University donated 75 points of blood to the Blood Bank of SMHS Hospital.
Dr Musavir, Programme Coordinator NSS highlighted the significance of voluntary blood donation and how students can lead the blood donation campaigns to send a message across society on the importance of blood donation as a means to serve humanity.
Dr Musavir thanked Dr Ashfaq Zarri, Officer In-Charge University Health Centre (UHC), doctors and paramedical staff of the Centre, Principal GMC Srinagar, Head Department of Pathology, doctors and paramedics of SMHS Hospital, for their support and cooperation.
Dr Majid Zaman, Controller of Examinations KU distributed certificates among the volunteers and appreciated the volunteer donors for their passion for blood donation.
Dr Sheikh Bilal, Head Department of Pathology SMHS interacted with the donors and stressed on more such collaborative programmes between GMC Srinagar and Kashmir University.
The camp was attended by NSS programmes officers from KU including Dr Wakar, Dr Henna, Dr Yasir, Dr Shazia and Farooq Ahmad.