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Local NGO Ayang in collaboration with the department of health and family welfare on Tuesday organized a blood donation camp at Pasighat in Arunachal Pradesh.

The camp was held at Bakin Pertin General Hospital (BPGH) on the occasion of National Voluntary Blood Donation Day.

“It was encouraging to see many volunteers comprising mostly youth come forward with enthusiasm in the morning to the blood bank annexe at BPGH,” the NGO’s founder-chairperson Aini Taloh said.

Altogether 38 units of blood were collected while four units were processed and separated into blood components.

With the motto of ‘Be a Hero to Someone in Need’, the camp is an initiative of Taloh, popularly known as ‘Ayi’ (mother) who has received national recognitions for voluntary blood donation to save lives.

Lauding the voluntary spirit of the youth in particular and the general public for joining in the movement, Taloh said, “The youth are the agents of change and I call upon them to join the blood donation movement to save humanity by sharing their love through their veins.”

Taloh also extended her gratitude to the donors and the BPGH fraternity led by Joint Director of Health Service D Raina for the success of the camp.

Dr Raina, BPGH’s Medical Superintendent Y R Darrang and pathologists G Jonkey and Kaling Jerang were present on the occasion.

Dr Jonkey said it is a healthy trend that Ayang in particular and other organizations in the district are coming forward for voluntary blood donation to serve needy patients at crucial times.

DAMIEN LEPCHA

Damien Lepcha is Northeast Now Correspondent in Arunachal Pradesh. He can be reached at: lepcharaul@gmail.com

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