A voluntary Blood Donation Camp was organized at Indus University campus on Friday, 2nd November, 2012 from 10 – 4pm. The camp was in association with Prathama Blood Bank.
Indus University witnessed a sea of humanity comprising students and faculty members alike, coming forward voluntarily to contribute to the cause. The aim of Prathama group is to address the issue of acute shortage of blood in the voluntary blood banks resulting in steep increase of vector born diseases like Malaria, Typhoid and Dengue across the state. In Ahmedabad itself, more than 700 cases were registered in government hospitals in the month of October 2012. Most of these patients run higher risk factors, where the platelet count drops below 20,000 marks.
The turnout at the campus for this noble cause was immense. In total 199 people willingly and generously donated the blood in this moment of crisis. The drive helped in generating awareness on the dearth of blood in the blood banks and encouraged the youth for doing their bit for the welfare of the society. Through this camp, Indus University pledged its relentless support to such social causes to help humanity in all ways it can.