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Updated: January 25, 2013 10:50 IST

1,018 units of blood donated

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Balaraju lauds youth and others for their noble gesture

Nearly 2,000 students including general public participated in the massive blood donation programme organised by Andhra University NSS and NCC, CMR Shopping Mall and Symbiosys Technologies on the Shopping Mall premises, AU Engineering College, Government Junior College, Pendurthy and Vignan College, Duvvada in connection with the ‘National Girl Child Day’ on Thursday.

At the CMR Shopping Mall, Maddilapelm, general public including customers evinced interest in the noble programme and came forward to donate blood. The camp which was inaugurated in the morning by Minister for Tribal Welfare P.Balaraju continued until late evening. The programme drew very good response from students and from people from different walks of life.

Addressing the gathering, the Minister lauded the organisers for undertaking a noble task. Several unfortunate people who are victims in road accidents were succumbing to injuries due to non-availability of blood. Blood is the life line in times of emergencies. He described the organising of blood donation camp as a heartening initiative and hoped that a large number of students and youth would help in creating a blood bank.

At the Andhra University engineering college blood donation camp, Commissioner of Police B. Shivadhar Reddy complimented the students for coming forward in large numbers to donate blood. About 300 students attended the blood donation camp and donated 150 units. At CMR, 300 units of blood was donated and at Government Junior College in Pendurthi and Vignan College in Duvvada another 500 units of blood was donated.

In all about 2,000 students attended the blood donation camps and donated 1,018 units of blood. A.S.Raja Blood Bank, Rotary and Lions Blood Banks and the Red Cross Society participated in the blood donation camp. Organising Committee members Dr. Yugandhar, Dr.Immanuel Raju and Rajiv Tagore coordinated the programme. and made elaborate arrangements.

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