KARACHI: The Dr Ziauddin Hospital organized a blood donation camp themed “Safe blood for all” to raise awareness about the universal need for safe blood in the delivery of health care on the World Blood Donor Day.
The objective of the blood donation drive is to create awareness in the general population regarding blood donations and its importance in saving human lives.
On this occasion, Prof Dr Pirzada Qasim Raza Siddiqui, Vice-Chancellor, Ziauddin University, said, “Good health is a basic human right, and it is the responsibility of healthy humans to help those who do not have access to healthy living. Having access to safe blood is essential for universal health coverage; also, it is a key component of effective health systems. Many needy people in the world require safe blood for survival. All those who think they can donate safe blood should consider blood donation at least once in a year.”
Dr Adnan Zuberi, General Manager, Laboratories, Dr Ziauddin Hospital, said that globally voluntary blood donation forms the major portion of blood products, but unfortunately in Pakistan, the voluntary blood donation is negligible. Therefore, to emerge as a responsible nation, the culture of voluntary blood donation has to be improved.
“The Dr Ziauddin Hospital considers its social responsibility to conduct blood donation drive from voluntary healthy individuals,” he further added.
On World Blood Donor Day, a large number of students and employees from the Ziauddin Group donated blood in order to help the needy.
Collected blood products can be given to any patient who is brought in the emergency room with trauma, patients presenting with low Haemoglobin (Anaemia), patients with bleeding disorders, i.e. Hemophilia, Dengue and patient with Hemoglobinopathies (Thalassemia).