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2nd AMAND Blood Donation Camp held at Pune

26th January, 2019

 2nd AMAND Blood Donation Camp held at Pune
2nd AMAND Blood Donation Camp held at Pune



The Association of Manipuri Diaspora (AMAND), Pune which is a registered non-profit, non-government community organization formed by the Manipuri professionals working in /retired from the Central Government or Maharashtra Government or other reputed Institutions based in and around Pune, has organized the 2nd AMAND Blood Donation Camp on Sunday, the 27th January 2019 at Club House, Ravi Park, Wanorie as a part of its annual social outreach program.

The camp was organized in association with The Thalassemia Society of Pune Chapter. Thalassemia is a form of inherited autosomal recessive blood disorder characterized by abnormal formation of haemoglobin that causes the weakening as well as the destruction of red blood cells (RBC) due to improper oxygen transport.

This noble mission aims to save children affected with thalassemia who needs a special care & regular blood transfusion. Thalassemia major needs blood transfusion once in 2-4 weeks. The camp has helped general public in gaining awareness about thalassemia as well as about benefits to blood donors.

 2nd AMAND Blood Donation Camp held at Pune
2nd AMAND Blood Donation Camp held at Pune



The camp was started with a simple ribbon cutting ceremony by the Hon’ble President of AMAND, Dr Huidrom Narendra Singh. There was a huge response from the enthusiastic family members of AMAND as well as other voluntary participation from different communities of Manipur presently staying in Pune along with other communities from Pune. A total of around 80 participation was reported for the said camp which was conducted from 9 am till 2 pm.

Participating members were initially screen through a preliminary medical tests like Blood Pressure, Haemoglobin level, Blood Group, weight-check etc. All the donors were served with fruits, fruitjuice, tea and snacks after the donation. Donated blood can be used as a whole, or separated into its component parts like red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, plasma, and other substances as required and save many lives by treating a wide range of diseases. A single unit of blood can be used to benefit several patients.

Donors were also awarded certificate of donation as well as donor card by 'OM Blood Bank' with whom Thalassemia Society of Pune chapter has been working for blood donation camps. They also presented a certificate of appreciation & memento to AMAND, Pune for this noble cause.

As a token love & appreciation, AMAND Pune also presented a simple pen and a rose each to all donors & technicians. AMAND, Pune duly acknowledge and thank all the donors & technicians for their active participation and cooperation to make the noble mission successful.

Special thanks to the Program Coordinator Mr Ajit Salam and Mr Santosh Thounaojam as well as for the senior member Er Ch Jayanta for overall supervising and organizing the camp and motivating all the participating members for this noble cause. The camp was concluded with warm thanksgiving, appreciation and group photographs.

 2nd AMAND Blood Donation Camp held at Pune
2nd AMAND Blood Donation Camp held at Pune



(Dr Meitram Niraj Luwang)
Gen Secy,
AMAND, Pune


* This Press Release was sent to e-pao.net by AMAND, Pune who can be contacted at amand(DOT)pune(AT)gmail(DOT)com
This Press Release was posted on January 28 2019 and updated with edits on January 29

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