CHANDIGARH,30.11.20-Thalassaemic Charitable Trust PGI-GMCH, Chandigarh organised its 207th Blood Donation Camp on 28th November 2020 in PGIMER, Chandigarh. It was the 4th camp in the current month. 157 units of blood were collected from esteemed voluntary blood donors for Thalasaemics and other serious patients. This Trust has so far organised 24 Blood Donation Camps since 6th June 2020 and has mobilized more than 2060 units of blood from voluntary donors during COVID19 lockdown period.

Thalassaemic Charitable Trust has been serving thalassaemics since 1985. Presently about 450 Thalasaemics are availing blood transfusion facilities in our two Day Care Centres in PGIMER & GMCH Chandigarh. Free medicines are also provided to poor patients by the Trust.

Thalassaemia is a genetic blood disorder which induces chronic anemia. Regular Blood transfusion after 15-20 days is a widely recommended treatment for maintaining optimal Hemoglobin level.

Shri Rajinder Kalra, Member Secretary, Thalassaemic Charitable Trust PGI-GMCH, Chandigarh thanked all blood donors, Prof.(Dr.) Rati Ram Sharma, Head, Department of Blood Transfusion Medicine PGIMER, Chandigarh and his team for success of this Camp by observing social distancing and other COVID19 precautions.