JAMMU: Command Hospital Northern Command, Udhampur celebrated World Blood Donor Day with much enthusiasm on 14 June 2022. On this occasion, a motivational and interactive event was organized at Dhruva Auditorium with participation of officials from local blood banks, NGOs and army personnel in the garrison.
The event was marked by an address by the chief guest Maj Gen SC Dash, YSM, VSM**. MG Medical HQ Northern Command. He emphasised that voluntary blood donation is one of the most noble acts which can be done repeatedly & it highlights the oneness of humanity.
The event was attended by a large number of Officers, JCOs & ranks of Udhampur garrison along with their families. The talk was well received by the audience & motivated them to donate blood.
MG Medical also felicitated the blood donors who had led from front and donated blood innumerable times. They are an inspiration for others to follow suit and participate in blood donation, the Chief Guest said.
On this occasion, Non-Governmental Organisations like “Ek Aur Nek”, Jammu and Kashmir Blood donor organization and “Help N Need” were given a token of appreciation for their work and co-operation.
A motivational lecture on the benefits of blood donation was taken by Maj Prachi, Special Pathology.
A bilingual booklet designed by the Department of Lab Sciences and Molecular Diagnostics was also released by Maj Gen D K Sreevastava, Commandant, Command Hospital, Northern Command. The booklet makes an attempt to answer frequently asked questions related to blood donation.
It is pertinent to mention that Command Hospital Northern Command besides offering blood and blood components to serving soldiers, veterans & their families also extends its services to local civilian population suffering from thalassemia and other rare hematological disorders.
The event concluded following interaction of the doctors with the prominent blood donors & the audien