We at Imarticus are so pleased to announce blood donation drive held on 29th June 2016 was very well attended and the entire drive led to the donation of 42 blood units, enough to save 127 lives. 42 participants included students, Imarticus employees as well as employees from nearby offices.
We partnered with Indian Red Cross Society, Bombay City Branch Blood Centre Mumbai. Dr N K Naidu (the Medical Director of the IRCS Bombay City Branch) was extremely pleased and has commended us with a letter of appreciation. Hosting the blood drive is part of the Imarticus Learning philosophy of giving back to the community.
Rinesh Valaki, says “Thanks to you too for arranging such a blood donation camp. Please do arrange such noble events where we all together can change our society and do good deeds.”
There is a severe shortage of blood in India and Mumbai faces a shortage of almost 1-lakh blood units a year. Blood cannot be stored for more than 25-30 days and Thalassemia patients recurrently require blood in time intervals as short as 21 days which means the need is constant. Blood collection is now medically safe, doesn’t hurt and is extremely satisfying at a personal level. Each unit can save three lives. We at Imarticus are proud to have hosted this blood drive and hope for greater participation during our next drive.