Volunteers donate 180 pts of blood on single day
Out There To Serve
Srinagar, Aug 3: The blood bank of SMHS hospital here has received more than 180 points of blood from the volunteers from Monday morning.
Sources in the hospital told Greater Kashmir that after the announcement regarding the shortage of blood in SMHS was made, the hospital was overwhelmed with hundreds of people volunteering to donate blood. “The people, especially youth across the city thronged the hospital and donated blood for those wounded during the ongoing agitation,” they said.
“The hospital received scores of wounded patients from the last Friday who were administered hundreds of points of blood causing deficiency in the stock and prompting the authorities to appeal for blood donation,” they said adding the plea had an immediate effect.
Sources revealed that many youth, after registering for blood donation, gave more than one point of blood. “They asked the officials to intimate them if they needed more blood for the victims,” sources said.
They said the hospital blood bank was packed with the blood packets and there was no space for more. “The hospital received hundreds of calls from across the city especially from Chanapora area here urging the administration to hold special blood donation camps inside the premises,” sources said adding scores of youth had registered themselves for the blood donation.
The hospital medical superintendent, Dr Waseem Qureshi thanked the volunteers for donation and acknowledged that the hospital was receiving hundreds of calls from the people willing to make donation. “The doctors and other paramedical staff in the hospital were also doing a tremendous job as they were overwhelmed with the number of patients being shifted to the hospital,” he said.
Dr Waseem appealed to the protestors not to target ambulances ferrying the hospital staff.
Lastupdate on : Tue, 3 Aug 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Tue, 3 Aug 2010 18:30:00 GMT
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