CHANDIGARH,05.09.21-Thalassaemic Charitable Trust (Regd.), Chandigarh organised its 228th Blood Donation Camp at PGIMER, Chandigarh on 04th September 2021 on the eve of Teachers' Day.

The camp was conducted under strict COVID19 guidelines and restrictions.

Total 97 units of blood was collected from voluntary blood donors in this camp. 14 blood donors were rejected during pre-examination by the doctors. Shri Sanjeev Kumar Dhiman, Income Tax Officer celebrated his birthday by donating blood in this camp along with colleagues Shri Vaneet Syal and Shri Manohar Munjal.

The next Blood Donation Camp by the Trust will be organized on 11th September 2021. Rajinder Kalra, Member Secretary requests all voluntary blood donors and groups to participate in this camp.

This Trust has already organised 44 Blood donation camps since 6th June 2020 during COVID19 lockdown period to help Blood Bank of PGIMER, Chandigarh to provide blood to Thalassaemics and other serious patients requiring blood support. More than 4500 units of blood have been collected in these camps till date.

The Member Secretary expressed deep gratitude to the Head of Department and staff of Blood Transfusion Medicine, PGIMER and all voluntary blood donors for their cooperation.

Thalassaemia is a genetic blood disorder which induces chronic anaemia. Regular Blood transfusion after 15-20 days is a widely recommended treatment for maintaining optimal Haemoglobin level. Thalassaemic Charitable Trust has been organising blood donation camps and 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.