Arunachal Pradesh Governor Dr B D Mishra has emphasized the need for commissioning of a blood bank in each district of the state.
Mishra, who on Thursday attended the World Blood Donor Day celebrations at Raj Bhavan here, suggested that each and every public representative should contribute for blood bank commissioning and running in their respective constituency through their local area development funds, appropriately on ‘need to contribute’ basis in the larger perspective of the public.
The Governor also strongly advocated for availability of blood at the time of emergency in all the districts of state.
Sharing his experiences about blood donations, which he had been doing till his permissible age limit, the Governor said blood donation is humane act, selfless gesture, need of the society and duty of every citizen.
He further said as blood cannot be manufactured, it creates a humane bond amongst the donor and receiver.
Mishra commended the doctors, nursing staff and volunteers of Ramakrishna Mission Hospital, State Blood Transfusion Council (SBTC), Arunachal Pradesh State Aids Control Society (APSACS), Arunachal Voluntary Blood Donor Organization (AVBDO) and its chairman Ramesh Jeke, blood donors from central police forces and civil societies for leading in the service for the welfare of the society.
The day also saw the Governor felicitating 138 Battalion CRPF, 31 Battalion ITBP and 12 Battalion NDRF for regularly participating in the blood donation camps.
Ramakrishna Mission Hospital secretary Swami Vishweshananda, SBTC deputy director, Dr Nabam Budh, APSACS project director Dr Riken Rina, AVBDO chairman Ramesh Jeke and Dr M Lego from the department of health services shared their experiences and challenges faced in the society in terms of blood donation.
Also present on the occasion were, First Lady of state Neelam Misra, Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Science director, Dr Moji Jini and large number of voluntary blood donors cum motivators.
In all 92 individuals from NDRF, ITBP, CRPF, AVBDO, Oju Mission, Raj Bhavan, nursing students from RK Mission Hospital and NGOs volunteered in the blood donation camp carried out later in the Darbar Hall of Raj Bhawan.
A total of 84 persons out of the 92, donated their blood after the medical checkup.
Two persons with O negative blood group were also registered in camp which was organised by the Raj Bhavan in collaboration with AVBDO & APSACS under the aegis of SBTC.