Thiruvananthapuram, June 14: Reiterating the message of donating blood on World Blood Donor’s Day, Honourable Mayor of Thiruvananthapuram Shri V.K. Prasanth feted the ‘Donate Blood’ campaign, a life-saving initiative by HLL Lifecare Limited and Citizens India Foundation, at a function here today.
Other than employees of HLL Lifecare Limited, more than 100 students from Government Polytechnic College, Mohandas College of Engineering and Mar Baselios College participated in today’s campaign where Trivandrum Medical College and Regional Cancer Centre facilitated collection and processing of blood.
The Mayor stressed the importance of eradicating misconceptions surrounding blood donation. “Blood donation is a completely risk free act of life-saving. “Awareness should be spread against the false information that donating blood results in health problems to the donor,” Shri Prasanth said.
Former Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister Shri TKA Nair, a trustee of Citizens India Foundation, expressed his gratitude to the students, who continue to exemplify the spirit of giving by participating in strength to promote the campaign.
“Blood donation is an act of compassion and humanism and it should be devoid of profit motives,” said Shri TKA Nair, who added that it was highly encouraging to see the youth be so proactive in this effort to save lives.
“HLL Lifecare Limited has been among the pioneers in blood bag production in the country with the company’s Akkulam unit manufacturing around 12.5 million blood bags a year under the brand name ‘Donato’,” said Dr. Babu Thomas , Director of Marketing, HLL.
Dr. Anupriya of Trivandrum Medical College and Shri EA Subramanian, Director of Technical and Operations of Central government PSU HLL Life Care Limited were present at the function while honors were conferred on the students and faculty members of the participating educational institutions for their whole hearted involvement.
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