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Army undertakes blood donation for civilians

By EMN Updated: Jan 15, 2015 11:33 pm

Dimapur, January 15

To mark celebrations of Army Day, the Rangapahar Military station in Dimapur organized a blood donation camp on January 13 in collaboration with Indian Red Cross Society of Dimapur under the aegis of the medical branch of the 3 Corps headquarters. The blood will be used by Indian Red Cross Society for the benefit of the local civil population.
The event was inaugurated by Major General Deepak Saxena, VSM, COS, HQ 3 Corps. During the blood donation drive, 72 army personnel donated blood. The camp is part of missions regularly undertaken by the army under the military’s civic action. Also, GOC of Spear Corps Lieutenant General Bipin Rawat has conveyed best wishes to all ranks of the army, ex-servicemen, civilians and their families. “The army has always been a great source of inspiration and has contributed immensely to the society’s development. Army Day is special for all ranks and we feel proud of being soldiers of this great and glorious army,” the official stated in a press release issued on Thursday, January 15.
“All ranks of Spear Corps have been working together with the civil administration and the people towards greater growth and prosperity in the North Eastern Region. I also express my deep appreciation to the dedicated efforts of each soldier towards this noble cause,” Lieutenant General Rawat stated.
The army’s efforts to undertake infrastructure development projects and civic military actions have made a significant difference towards the overall growth of the region.
Also, a similar camp was organized by the 154th general hospital in Zakhama Military Station on January 14 to mark the occasion. A note from the security force on Thursday said that the objective was to “sensitize all persons with regards to the importance of blood donation.”
The blood donation camp was inaugurated by Brigadier DS Shishodia, station commander of Zakhama Military Station. A team from the blood bank of Naga Hospital Authority of Kohima under the supervision of Dr V Khamo conducted the camp and was supported by the doctors and staff of the 154th general hospital.
44 units of whole blood groups were collected and handed over to the blood bank of the Naga hospital.
“On this occasion, all the donors and other participants were educated on the importance of voluntary blood donation which helps to save millions of lives in every year. Blood transfusion is a key life saving intervention and all healthy individuals were motivated to become regular voluntary blood donors,” the force stated.

By EMN Updated: Jan 15, 2015 11:33:24 pm