Courtesy by: dnaindia.com
Mumbai: The blood donation drive across various locations in the city launched by DNA along with NGO Think Foundation has been a great success. Within two hours, 52 people donated blood at the Oberoi Mall camp.
The drive will go on till December 6. “I feel satisfied. It’s because instead of merely talking about paying tribute to 26/11 martyrs, I have actually done something concrete by donating blood today,” said Sayali Chavan, a student of Ruia College.
The blood donation camp was organised at five other locations in Mumbai. Even those who were sceptical about donating blood in the camp came forward and contributed. Swapnil Adhatrao, a BPO worker, came to the camp with his two friends. He said, “I dislike pain caused by the syringe, but I understand the importance of blood donation, so I have come to contribute. I want to help those killed in the attacks, but my financial condition is not good. So I thought in this way I can do my bit.”
Donation drive caught on after noon at all five locations in Mumbai. Professionals from different blood banks had come to help donors. “The idea was to purvey enough amount of blood to banks and create a voluntary culture of blood donation in our city,” said Vinay Shetty, founder of Think Foundation.
Vinay added, “Not just accident and mishap victims, but even thalassemia patients require blood at short notice. Moreover a number of thalassemia patients need blood every fortnight and most of them are children.”
Pritika Gyanchandani came to mall to shop but volunteered to donate blood. “I thought I will feel dizzy after donating blood, but there is no such feeling,” said Pritika.