DDE of Pondicherry University organises Blood Donation Camp on 20th sep

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A blood donation camp was organised by the Directorate of Distance Education of Pondicherry University, in collaboration with Indira Gandhi Government General Hospital and Postgraduate Institute on 20 September 2023. This event saw almost 300 people come forward to donate blood on campus. This included students, faculty and even the most security personnel of the university. This event had begun in the morning and went on almost till afternoon.

The OSD of Culture and Cultural Relations, Prof. Rajeev Jain, inaugurated the camp and said "Blood donation is the best gift one can give to the mankind. It should help the younger generation to develop their social values." Dr Diana Sharmila, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Transfusion Medicine of Indira Gandhi Government General Hospital who was instrumental in this collaboration said that "there was a good response by the officials, teaching staff and students of the university to donate blood and a large number of blood bags were collected in the camp. The interested donors were physically examined before donation. It is a great initiatives taken by Pondicherry University".

“It is a hectic task to organise the event however it gives me great satisfaction that I can do something for the society. Every person who is fit and well to do should donate blood. I feel great that I am able to contribute for this noble cause, ” said Dr Arvind Gupta, the Director of the DDE of Pondicherry university.

The students after the donation of blood were treated with juice, biscuits and Donors Certificates were advised to consume fluids in order to make up for the loss of fluids from their body.

We were overwhelmed to see the response of the students and the other members of the University for this Camp,” said the doctors from the blood bank. Understanding the moral and social responsibility of the institution in view of the huge demand for life saving blood in the city, the vice chancellor of Pondicherry University, Prof Gurmeet Singh took the initiative of conducting this blood donation camp, said Dr Gupta. He further said “We are hoping that by conducting these camps students will be aware of the benefits of blood donation and how a unit of blood can save four lives."


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