No gift greater than blood donation exists: CM Dr. Manik Saha

Chief Minister Prof Dr.Manik Saha on Sunday inaugurated a blood donation camp organized by Aurobindo Club of Agartala at Aurobindo Club Premises and said blood donation is one of the greatest signs of human responsibility. There is no substitute for blood. The demand of blood can be fulfilled only by voluntarily donation. He also lauded the initiative of the club over organizing blood donation.

In his inagural speech  Chief Minister Dr.Manik Saha appealed to the residents of the State to donate blood in order to save lives. “Donating blood is an act of solidarity. Join the effort and save lives”. Each unit of blood donated is separated into four major components -platelets, plasma, red blood cells and white blood cells which can be used to save four lives, he said.

It takes just a few minutes to donate blood, with each unit of blood donated being used to save four lives. We can segregate blood components these days and one unit is used to save lives. Many a time blood is not easily available to people in emergency situations. People need to understand the importance of blood donation and there is no harm in donating it. Donation is the lone source of blood. So, to save life, blood needs to be donated, the chief minister said.

"If we donate blood, it would not just help the patients but our own bodies as well. Donation of blood is like servicing one's own system as it helps your body form new blood more often and so become more robust". There is no alternative of blood. The demand of blood could only be met through voluntary blood donation, he said, adding that one can save a precious life by donating blood.

Mayor of Agartala Municipal Corporation Dipak Majumder and other dignitaries were present in the inaugural ceremony of the blood donation camp.


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