Staff Correspondent

Belgaum: The Belgaum district president of the Family Planning Association of India, S.B. Kulkarni, has appealed people to donate blood.

Inaugurating a rally of college students to create awareness about blood donation here on Saturday, Dr. Kulkarni, who is also vice-president of the district branch of the Red Cross Society, said blood donation would go a long way in saving the lives of pregnant women and accident victims.

The rally was organised by the office of the District Health and Family Welfare in cooperation with voluntary organisations and educational institutions. District Health and Family Welfare Officer Dilip Kumar Manoli and officials of various organisations, including District AIDS Control Society, participated in the rally.