Mizoram Aids Control Society(MSACS) and Association for Voluntary Blood Donation,Aizawl(AVBD) had organised a blood donation camp cum awareness campaign programme at Chanmary YMA Hall, Aizawl to commemorate the 7th  World blood donor's day, today. Mr Van Hela Pachuau, IAS, Chief Secretary and head of aministration, Health department, Mizoram  was the Chief Guest for the function attented by a huge numbers voluntary blood donors from Aizawl area.Blood Donation Camp was inugurated at 10:00AM by Mr Lalbiakthanga, President, AVBD. The Official  funtion at 11:00AM-12:30PM and Entertaiment Programme at 13:00PM - 15:00PM had also been organised in the sideline of this Donation Camp for the purpose of awareness campaign and to step up Voluntary blood Donation drive in Mizoram. The Official function was presided over by Dr Eric Zomawia, Project Director, MSACS while the entertainment event was ably hosted by Mr C. Dinthanga and Miss Chauzikpuii. Out of the total 188 units of donated blood, 115 units and 73 units would be given to Civil Hospital, Aizawl and Durtlang Presbyterian Hospitals respectively.Many Students, Celebretities and other willing donors thronged the Chanmary YMA Hall until 3:00PM despite unpleasant weather to show case their hearts and goodwill services to fellow human beings on this auspicious day.

Mahatma Gandhi and Mother Teresa were great people only because they had the hearts and love for others with their whole life time services to people around them, said the Chief Secretary. He was also concerned by vicious chain of concomitants of globalisation and competitive spirits beseting a Mizo society of today such as selfishness,  apathy to the welfare of others, decreasing sense of altruism among Mizos - all in the name of modernisation and progress. Lest all the good qualities of the Mizo society and culture by which the Mizos have so long been known for, they should be in danger of losing their identity in no time, he warned. He was deeply moved by the sympathetic hearts and willing sacrifices made by voluntary blood donors in saving the lives of the helpless and the needy.

Dr Eric Zomawia explained that  World blood Dononors' Day had been the bainchild of (World Health Organisation)WHO and its partners to commemorate the birth anniversary of Dr Karl Lanstainer, the pioneer in Blood donation and discoverer of different types of Blood groups. He had also reported that 10 Blood banks in Mizoram had been operated to cater the needs of the needy. The goodwill services of voluntary blood donors in Mizoram had been laudable and examplary which had been substantially complemented by the efforts of AVBD, Health Department and various NGO's, he had acknowledged. At present AVBD and MSACS had been functioning various programmes and campaign for sensitization and awareness for voluntary blood donation in the state. A moving short speeches from one regular donor and  one regular recipient was followed by short and witty but meaningful Play(Drama) from the students of Hrangbana College, Aizawl.


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