Itanagar: The NSS Cell of NERIST in association with the Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Science, Naharlagun organised a Voluntary Blood Donation Camp at NERIST Health Unit on Saturday.
A total of 60 volunteers turned up, of which 42 units were collected after deferring. Zion Institute of Nursing extended support by providing nursing staff.
An expert team of Blood Bank, TRIHMS led by Dr. Tashi Paleng, accompanied by Dr. Joram Khopey, Deputy Director, State Blood Transfusion Council, also participated in the camp.
During the camp, Dr. Khopey highlighted about the benefits of blood donation, DOs and DON’Ts and also clarified that young donors should never be afraid of donating blood as there is no or little demerit if he/she is eligible to donate blood.
Stating that people involved in such philanthropies are the true religious service providers to humanity, Dr. Khopey also suggested that frequent smaller blood donation camps are better than larger blood donation camps as the storage period of blood is limited while the demand is continuous.
The coordinator of NSS Cell NERIST, Dr. P. Devachandra Singh expressed his profound gratitude and appreciation for the support received from TRIHMS, Zion Institute of Nursing (Nirjuli), team of NERIST Health Unit, all Programme officers and students’ volunteers.
Dr. Devachandra also felt grateful to Prof. H. S. Yadav, Director, NERIST and Prof. P. Lingfa, Dean (Students’ Affairs) for their advice and moral support to make this camp successful.