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USTM & BBCI jointly celebrates World Blood Donor Day

USTM & BBCI JOINTLY CELEBRATES WORLD BLOOD DONOR DAY

 

 

9th Mile, Khanapara, Rib hoi, June 14, 2022: On the occasion of World Blood Donor Day-2022, the Department of Zoology, University of Science and Technology Meghalaya (USTM) in association with Dr. B. Borooah Cancer Institute (BBCI), Guwahati organized a day long blood donation camp to help cancer patients in the Health Care Centre, J lock, USTM. The Camp saw enthusiastic participation by the students, faculties and staff of the University.

Inaugurating the camp, Prof. G.D. Sharma, Vice Chancellor of USTM said, “The camp has been initiated with an objective to contribute to the serious problems of acute shortage of blood. As per health experts, the problem can be addressed if an additional two percent of Indians donate blood every year.”

Dr. Chandana Kalita, Medical Officer, Blood Bank, Dr. B. Borooah Cancer Institute talked about the lack of awareness regarding blood donation and highlighted the general misconceptions of blood donation among the people.

The programme was also participated by Dr. R. K. Sharma, Advisor USTM and Dr. B. K. Das, Pro-VC of USTM. They emphasized upon the need and scientific importance about blood donation by the young people for the greater benefit of the society.

 

 

About 42 students and staff of the University participated in the camp and donated around 20 units of blood contributing for a great service to the society.

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