KARACHI: Amidst all difficulties due to the ongoing lockdown, a one-day blood donation drive was launched at the Dr Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research (PCMD), University of Karachi, for thalassemia patients.
Prof Dr Iqbal Choudhary, Director of International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi, opened the one-day blood drive. Speaking on occasion, Prof Iqbal Choudhary said that this blood drive was set up purely on humanitarian grounds. He said that donating blood was a great service to help save lives.
“This one-day blood donation drive has been launched for thalassemia patients, particularly children who are in dire need of blood transfusions during this ongoing worldwide COVID-19 crisis.”
It is pertinent to mention here that during the drive, all safety precautions regarding the COVID-19 were strictly implemented in the light of the WHO’s guidelines.
It is also worth mentioning here that the donors’ hemoglobin levels and blood pressure were also measured on the day of the camp. The donors’ blood screening reports regarding malarial parasites, hepatitis B and C, and VDRL were also provided free of cost.