The National Service Scheme (NSS) Unit of Central University of Jammu organized blood Donation Camp in collaboration with Government Medical College Jammu in Temporary Academic Block, Sainik Colony, Jammu.
While delivering the key note address Dr. Vijay Shawney, Professor and Head, Department of Haematology, GMC Jammu, highlighted the significances and the health benefits of donating blood. He said that Jammu region has been suffering from scarcity of blood. For instance, the GMC figures less than the national average of blood storage.
This requires a coordinated campaign to encourage voluntarism in donating blood. Prof Ashok Aima, Honourable Vice Chancellor, Central University of Jammu in his presidential remark mentioned that blood donation is a social commitment and urged the students, faculty and staff members to come forward to donate the blood so that it can save a precious life of someone. He also appreciated the effort of NSS unit to collaborate with GMC for organizing such events and advised to organize such events in the future. These should be organized in rural villages. The Vice Chancellor himself donated the blood followed by other donors.
Earlier, Prof Devanand Dean Students Welfare welcomed the guest and dignitaries and mentioned that the NSS unit has been successfully organizing Blood Donation Camp for the past 2 years.
About 80 volunteers donated the blood. NSS programme coordinator, Dr J. Jeganaathan delivered a vote of thanks and apprised the audience about the various NSS activities related to public health.