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Updated: October 2, 2012 12:16 IST

“Create more awareness of blood and organ donation”

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Lyricist and film star Snehan honouring
differently abled blood donor Alagu Pandiammal in
Madurai on Monday. Photo: R. Ashok
The Hindu Lyricist and film star Snehan honouring differently abled blood donor Alagu Pandiammal in Madurai on Monday. Photo: R. Ashok

Lyricist and film star Snehan has said that he would come up with an album highlighting the importance of blood donation within a year’s time and would release it on the Blood Donation Day next year.

Delivering the special address on the National Blood Donation Day 2012 held here at Meenakshi Mission Hospital and Research Centre on Monday, he opined that we have to change our ideas, we live in a time where politicians see the people as voters, people in the tinsel world see them as fans, saints see them as followers but none of them see people with a sense of humanity.

Mr. Snehan said that awareness on blood and organ donation should be taken to the next generation in a concrete way so that it reaches everyone.

Speaking earlier, P. Krishnamoorthi, senior consultant, haematologist MMHRC asked the audience to donate blood regularly and explained how ‘Apheresis’ has helped the donors where it involves removal of whole blood from a patient or donor. Mr. Snehan later distributed prizes to educational institutions which had donated more units of blood in the year 2011-12, Mohammed Sathak Engineering College, Kilakarai received the first prize with 307 units, followed by R. L. Institute of Nautical Sciences and KLN Polytechnic College with 282 and 280 units respectively.

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