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National Voluntary Blood Donation Day observed in Kohima, Mokokchung

By EM Bureau Updated: Oct 01, 2023 10:30 pm
Blood Donation Day
VBDAK officials, blood donors, and others during the National Voluntary Blood Donation Day at Kohima College on October 1.

DIMAPUR/MOKOKCHUNG — The National Voluntary Blood Donation Day was observed on Sunday at Kohima College in Kohima, with a total of 20 individuals donating blood and 51 undergoing blood grouping.

According to a press release, the programme was organised by the Voluntary Blood Donors Association, Kohima (VBDAK), in collaboration with Kohima College, Kohima Blood Centre (NHAK), Indian Red Cross Society (Nagaland branch), NSBTC, and the Government of Nagaland.

The special guest of the programme was Dr. Tseilhoutuo (Ato) Rhutso, MLA from 9th Kohima Town A/C.

Meghraj Lama, general secretary of VBDAK, emphasised on the occasion the significance of the day as well as its role in promoting voluntary blood donation and its core objectives.

Rhutso emphasised the importance of blood donation in his speech and encouraged students to come forward and participate. He also announced that individuals who would donate blood during the programme would receive a one-time free consultation at his KOHIMAS hospital in Kohima for up to a year.

Coupons, valid for one year, were also distributed, allowing donors to enjoy free coffee (one-time) at ētē Coffee, Kohima.

Imprint co-owner Lelo Mero announced a special concession for VBDAK, stating that any print-related work under INR 2,000 would be provided for free by the Imprint team.

Blood Donation Day
Volunteers donating blood at Dr. Imkongliba Memorial District Hospital, Mokokchung, on National Voluntary Blood Donation Day.

Six awarded for donating blood in Mokokchung

Mokokchung District Voluntary Blood Donors Association, in collaboration with the Blood Centre IMDH, observed National Voluntary Blood Donation Day at the Dr. Imkongliba Memorial District Hospital (IMDH) conference hall.

In his address, the guest of honour, DC Mokokchung Thsuvisie Phoji, said that people are aware that blood donors are life savers who provide elixirs of life, but he lamented that many people are reluctant to become voluntary donors in reality.

In this regard, he encouraged the voluntary blood donors to continue their selfless deeds and further propagate the importance of blood donations in society.

Dr. H Tsipongchem Sangtem stated in his keynote address that when it comes to blood, there is no substitution, unlike other medical remedies, and appealed to the gathering to understand how many lives have been lost in need of blood and how many lives have been saved through blood donation.

During the programme, six individuals were awarded for donating blood more than 20 times on various occasions and making a significant difference in the lives of so many.

The programme was followed by blood donations, in which volunteers from the military, ex-servicemen, red ribbon clubs from Fazl Ali College, People’s College, and Jubilee Memorial College participated and collected more than 20 units of blood.

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By EM Bureau Updated: Oct 01, 2023 10:30:48 pm
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