"World Blood Donor Day" celebrated in Nagaland

A mobile application was launched to enable centralizing information on blood donors and create awareness

As the whole world celebrated "World Blood Donor Day" on 14 June, Nagaland too joined the world in celebrating this day under the aegis of World Health Organization (WHO) 2022 with the slogan-"Donating Blood is an act of solidarity. Join the effort and save lives".
According to WHO, the 2022 slogan aims to draw attention to the roles that voluntary Blood donations play in saving lives and enhancing solidarity within communities. World Blood Donation Day (WBDD) is celebrated with an objective every year by countries to raise awareness on the need for safe Blood and blood products and to thank voluntary, unpaid Blood donors for their life saving gifts of Blood.
Ruangmei urged upon everyone to take it as their responsibility to save more lives with the help of latest technologies in whichever way possible.
On the occasion of World Blood Donor's Day, the Kohima based Voluntary Blood Donors Association Kohima (VBDAK) organized a Blood donation drive at Red Cross Society Building. A mobile application was also launched on this occasion, which would help in centralizing information on blood donors and create awareness on the importance of blood donation during the blood donation drive in the state's capital. The application "Blood Donor App", which was developed by NK Square, was launched by NDSMA joint CEO, Johnny Ruangmei. He expressed hope that since all information would now be centralized through the App, anyone could access the directory and obtain blood immediately after an accident. Ruangmei urged upon everyone to take it as their responsibility to save more lives with the help of latest technologies in whichever way possible.
The volunteers donating blood at the camp
Image: The volunteers donating blood at the camp
Rahul Bhanudas Mali, the Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Zunheboto, Nagaland requested civil society organizations (CSOs) leaders and medical department to sensitize the public about the fear associated with blood donation and to spread more awareness towards improving blood donation drives. The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) informed that the DC was speaking at WBDD programme organized by Green Club Zunheboto and District AIDS Prevention and Control Unit (DAPCU) Zunheboto in collaboration with Indian Red Cross Society Zunheboto district branch at town hall Zunheboto as guest of honor. He further informed that the district hospital blood bank was established and expressed hope that it would be a regular process once fully fledged. At the programme, DAPCU district programme officer, Hokishe Chophy highlighted the significance of the day. After the programme, the students took part in a blood grouping test.



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