As many as 103 resident doctors at Delhi-AIIMS donated blood for patients on April 12, 2019, on the occasion of World Health Day. This was at a blood donation camp organized by Resident Doctors Association at the Jawahar Lal Nehru Auditorium in collaboration with Main Blood Bank, Delhi-AIIMS.
Doctors said that there are moments when patients need blood in critical times but they or their relatives do not get blood due to its shortage or various reasons. Therefore, it is the duty of doctors that they come forward and donate blood to save lives.
Dr Amrinder Singh Malhi, President-RDA, Delhi-AIIMS, told DTMT: “This is the first time when the number of doctors who donated blood has increased from 50 to 103. This figure was not expected by anyone. Every resident doctor was enthusiastic about blood donation. In the past, only 50 doctors donated blood. In future, we will cross this mark.”
Dr Malhi added that the objective behind organizing blood donation was to provide blood, particularly to children suffering from hemophilia, and other critically ill patients. One unit of blood can save the life of three persons.