Karachi: Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) organized a blood donation awareness Walk & seminar at Ojha Campus. The aim of the walk was to create awareness about blood donation and to show the importance of blood donation in saving lives.
A large number of students, paramedical staff, nurses, faculty members and administrative staff participated in the awareness walk which started from DUHS and culminated at Dow International Medical College. The participants of the walk stressed on donating blood regular to stay well and healthy.
Vice Chancellor DUHS Prof Masood Hameed Khan said that blood collection from voluntary non-remunerated donors is the cornerstone of safe and sufficient blood supply. He said regular voluntary blood donors are the safest source of blood, as there were fewer blood borne infections among these donors than among people who donated for family members in emergencies or who give blood for payment.
He said DUHS has taken the initiative toward the provision of safe blood products to the needy patients by establishing Dow Safe Blood Donor Club 25.
He informed that young blood donors club program is based on 100 percent voluntary donation. He said it is the creation of culture of voluntary blood donation through communication and education. He said club 25 encourages young adults aged 16 to 25 years to give voluntary, safe blood donations. He requested people to join hands with DUHS for making blood transfusion safer.
Earlier, Dr Zainab Mukhtar Hussain Sangji, Blood Safety Consultant DUHS Sale Blood Transfusion Services Project, shared the importance voluntary blood donation.