Manipal, April 01, 2022: To motivate students to donate blood, Manipal College of Nursing, Student Nurses’ Association organized a blood donation drive at Kasturba Hospital- Manipal on March 30.
Students and staff from various institutions participated in this drive. A total of 111 people volunteered for blood donations.
“Every day we find requests on social media about patients in need of blood. But most of the time we ignore it or think someone else will give it. But if that was our family or friend, wouldn’t we hurry?” a student who had donated blood earlier too said.
“This is what motivates me to donate blood whenever possible. It doesn’t matter whose life you save but rather how many lives you save. So, donate blood as many times you can,” he added.
Many students donated blood for the first time. They were excited to donate blood.
“Although I always wanted to donate blood, I never had the courage nor an opportunity before. As a student nurse, I have seen many situations where surgeries and emergency procedures had to be delayed due to the non-availability of blood and this made me think that a little pain that I can bear can help to save someone’s life. Now that I have donated blood, I can assure anyone that the process is not at all scary” another student said.