Kohima Science College observes National Voluntary Blood Donation Day
Kohima, Oct. 1 (EMN): National Voluntary Blood Donation Day was observed today at Kohima Science College Audiotorium Hall, Jotsoma under the theme “Atleast Donate Once In a Lifetime.”
The programme was organised by Naga Hospital Authority kohima (NHAK) Blood Bank in collaboration with NSS Kohima Science College, Jotsoma.
Highlighting the benefits of donating blood, Dr. Avila Sangtam, medical officer of Blood Bank NHAK, said that giving blood can reveal potential health problems, reduce harmful iron store in the body, lower the risk of suffering a heart attack, help the liver stay healthy and most powerful health benefit is it will help the mental state.
“Every few seconds, someone somewhere in India needs blood and since blood cannot be manufactured, the patients solely depends on the blood donors for their lives. For you it may be a small act of kindness but it might bring live to the patient who received your blood,” she said.
She also expressed her gratitude to the college NSS team for always there to donate blood and saving lives.
KSCJ Principal Lily said donating to save life is a precious gift that one can give to someone.
“When a person is fighting for their life and needs blood, no sophisticated technology, medicines or equipments can help because there is no substitute for blood, and it can only be received from human being,” she said.
She encouraged the attendees to make to make a difference in a community by donating blood and give hope to the people are about to lost lives.
Kekuonienuo Nyekha, a regular blood donor said that she started donating blood since 2005 and has donated thirteen times and affirmed that she will continue to do so in the future.
She encouraged the other students to donate their blood and save lives.