Blood donation should get onto the priority list

The Ministry of health has launched a public campaign for increase in blood donation.  The need for blood is hardly pre-determined and blood loss results in death. Be it as a result of an accident, or a woman giving birth, the causes of blood loss are varied and abrupt.

The Ministry of health has launched a public campaign for increase in blood donation.  The need for blood is hardly pre-determined and blood loss results in death. Be it as a result of an accident, or a woman giving birth, the causes of blood loss are varied and abrupt. However, with sufficient blood banks, lives would be saved whenever the need arises.

The Ministry of Health, has done its part by establishing well equipped blood centers in every district and hiring teams, with mobile blood donation equipments, to not only sensitize the public, but facilitate the blood donation exercise.

However, despite the initiatives, it is still a challenge to convince people to donate blood. It should, therefore, be each and everyone’ s responsibility to ensure that blood banks are adequately supplied. 

Leaders, whether political, religious, or even heads of organizations and communities, should, in addition to encouraging their people to donate blood, serve as examples, as they take the lead in the exercise.

Various national campaigns have turned out extremely successful after the public has been rallied around the cause. Blood donation too, should become one such campaign.  Together we can fill the blood banks and save many lives.

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