The Assam State AIDS Control Society (ASACS) and Assam State Blood Transfusion Council (ASBTC) observed National Voluntary Blood Donation Day on Thursday with a flurry of activities.
The state level function was organized at International Convention Centre in Guwahati. Welcoming the participants in the meeting, ASACS Project Director Dhiraj Choudhury said, “All healthy persons should come forward to donate blood. Till August 2015 we have been able to achieve 67 pc voluntary blood donation and our goal is to achieve 100 pc.”
Ten Voluntary Blood Donor Organizations were felicitated with cash and certificates. Akhil Bharatiya Terapanth Yuvak Parishad won the first prize of Rs 1 lakh for organizing Voluntary Blood Donation Camps. A blood donation camp was also organized at the venue where different NGOs donated blood.
Earlier during the day, a rally comprising representatives from NGOs, students from educational institutions, nursing institutions took off from ASACS premises which was flagged off by national level Gold Medallist Javelin thrower Paragjyoti Baishya.