Kasturba Hospital Blood Center celebrates World Blood Donors Day

 Kasturba Hospital Blood Center celebrates World Blood Donors Day
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Manipal, June 15, 2021: Kasturba Hospital Blood Center, Manipal celebrated world blood donors day on June 14.

The program was organized to spread awareness on blood donation and the need for safe blood and blood products.

Following COVID-19 protocols, people who contributed towards motivating blood donors were felicitated on the occasion.

Kasturba Medical College Manipal Dean Dr. Sharath K Rao inaugurated the blood donation drive and highlighted the theme for this year- ‘Give blood and keep the world beating’.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Avinash Shetty, Medical Superintendent of Kasturba Hospital appreciated all the voluntary blood donors who came forward to save the life amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and emphasized on pre-vaccination blood donation drive.

Chief Guests Yashpal Suvarna and Ratnakar Samant also motivated young people to come forward for blood donation.

Dr. Balakrishna Maddodi, professor of MIT was present.

Rashmi and Krishnamoorthy Rao received Dr. Sathis Shetty Charitable trust awards for Best Technical and Non-Technical staff for the year 2020.

Abhaya Hasta Helpline received the award for organizing the highest number of Blood donation Drives in the year 2020.

Sathish Saliyan was felicitated for efforts in recruiting blood donors during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Shamee Shastry, Director of Kasturba Hospital Blood Center, Manipal welcomed the guests.

More than 70 voluntary blood donors participated in the blood donation drive.

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