Telecom company Aircel recently organised a blood donation camp in Srinagar as a part of their CSR activities in the area.

In its unwavering commitment to serve the community, Aircel, one of India’s leading telecom players, recently organised a blood donation camp at Aircel office in Srinagar, in association with Civil Defense Srinagar, SDRF and facilitated by Government Medical College, L D Hospital.

The camp witnessed active participation from Aircel employees, who volunteered to donate blood for this noble cause. Through this blood donation camp, Aircel aimed to raise awareness for the need of safe blood and blood products and to thank voluntary blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood.

Speaking on the occasion, Sundeep Talwar, Circle Operations Head – Jammu and Kashmir, Aircel said, “It gives us immense contentment to be able to contribute towards our community by way of donating blood for the needy patients. I would like to thank all the Aircelites, volunteers and officials and personnel from Civil Defense, SDRF and Govt. L D Hospital who have joined us today in this noble cause. I believe together through such initiatives we can bridge the gap in the demand and supply of safe blood.”

Present on the occasion were Aamir Ali, Deputy Chief Warden, Civil Defense; B K Kaul, Sales Head Kashmir-Aircel; Dr Mushtaq Ahmad Rather, Medical Superintendent, Government L D Hospital; Dr. Javaid Iqbal, Department of Hematology & Blood Bank Officer, Government L D Hospital.
Aamir Ali and Dr Mushtaq appreciated the initiative taken by Aircel and requested other corporate houses in J&K to come forward and participate in such types of Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives.

Dr Javaid Iqbal on the occasion said, “It feels great that besides connecting people Aircel also helps in managing blood donation camps and has actively participates in other CSR activities like give way to Ambulance, Anti Narcotics campaign, setting up free calling camps during Leh flash flood etc. More public awareness is required so that we achieve our target wherein 100 percent blood is made available in our blood banks as and when required.”

According to estimates from the World Health Organization (WHO) India needs approximately 12 million units of blood every year. A shortage of this valuable resource has a major impact on victims of road traffic accidents and trauma victims, women with complicated pregnancies, children suffering from thalassemia, and people undergoing major surgeries.


SOURCE: Kashmir Times

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