Srinagar: On ‘World Blood Donor Day’ themed ‘Safe blood saves lives’ Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir Pandurang K. Pole stressed for rendering humanitarian services to the people in distress.
He said this while inaugurating a Blood Donation Camp organized by Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS), Jammu and Kashmir branch to commemorate the birth anniversary of Karl Landsteiner who is credited for his discovery of the ABO blood group system.
In his inaugural speech, Pole welcomed the blood donors and commended the Red Cross Society for playing an important role in rendering humanitarian services to the people in distress, he advocated for continuing such activities in every district of Kashmir division in order to supplement the efforts of the department of health.
He also lauded the efforts of Regional and District Red Cross Society units across Jammu and Kashmir for complimenting the efforts of the Government to mitigate the sufferings of down trodden segments of society due to COVID-19 pandemic.
The Div Com said that it is the duty of every human to serve humanity and we must always do so to extend our contribution towards the Red Cross.
On the occasion, General Secretary, IRCS, Jammu and Kashmir Chapter Kifayat Hussain Rizvi informed that Red Cross has always remained at the forefront in alleviating the human sufferings and stressed the need for organizing more such camps at tehsil and district level in order to support our blood banks that are presently experiencing the shortage of voluntary blood donation in present circumstances.
During the camp several donors donated blood which would be kept available at SKIMS Medical College and Hospital, JVC Bemina, Srinagar.
The event was attended by M.S. Rather Former General Secretary, IRCS J&K Chapter, Honorary Secretary, IRCS, Kashmir Region and staff and volunteers of Red Cross.