TAMIL NADU

Certificates issued to blood donors

THANJAVUR, NOV.29 . Blood donations by college students in this district is on the increase, said C. Gunasekaran, Resident Medical Officer, Thanjavur Medical College Hospital, here today.

Speaking at a seminar on blood donation organised by the Department of Health, he said that 406 units of blood were collected from students in the last one week. However, he suggested that a directory of blood donors could be released so that they could be contacted in times of emergency situations.

Certificates were issued to 49 student donors of Manali Ramakrishna College at the function.

R. Subramanyam, personal assistant to the Collector (development), presided. S. Francis Ka Brinda, District Mass Education and Information Officer, V. D. Murugesan, Joint Director (health), R. Ganesan and M. Sridhar, Deputy Directors (health), J. Soundara Pandiyan, Assistant Project Officer, Mahalir Thittam, participated in the function.

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