As many as 491 staff members of Delhi-AIIMS, including resident doctors, scientists, students and nurses, donated blood to tackle the shortage of blood in the hospital’s blood bank. This was the highest blood donation so far where large number of individuals from the country’s top medical institute donated blood in a camp.
The camp was organized by the AIIMS Blood Donation Organization, Resident Doctors Association, Society of Young Scientists and the Nursing Union.
Earlier, in April 2019, some 143 resident doctors donated blood. But this time not just resident doctors but also students and research scholars from the Society of Young Scientists, nurses and other staff members participated in the blood donation.
Dr Amrinder Singh Malhi, President-RDA, Delhi-AIIMS, said, “There is scarcity of blood for patients. There are situations when patients’ attendants run from pillar to post to get blood for their beloved ones. Timely provision of blood to the needy can save their lives. This was the main objective in organizing the blood donation camps.”
Dr Malhi added, “The blood we have donated will help many patients in their treatment. Every drop of blood counts and matters. I proudly say that we have broken the earlier record of blood donation where 143 resident doctors donated blood.”