Updated On - June 25th 2019
Graphic Era sets a new record in blood donation
The students and teachers of Graphic Era Hill University and Graphic Era Deemed University donated 1007 units of blood to be used by the needy. In a mega Blood donation camp organized at the University campus. In this session a total of 4053 units of blood have been donated in Graphic Era. Speaking on this occasion, Mr. Nitesh Kumar Jha, Secretary Health and Family of Uttarakhand, who inaugurated the camp said that, out of the total blood received from volunteers in the state nearly 10% is contributed from Graphic Era alone. Elaborating on the need for blood in the state Mr Jha said that blood donation is a noble step towards protecting valuable lives and can be done without losing anything in the process. He motivated the students, faculty members and staff members at all the five blood donation camps held at Graphic Era Hill University and Graphic Era Deemed University to donate blood. He also presented to a flower to each donor.
During the blood donation camp, Prof. Kamal Ghanshala, President Graphic Era Group said that along with understanding of educational concepts the students at both the Universities are also made aware of their social responsibilities. He further said that the record breaking scores of donated blood units from the past 8 years is an example of the same.
The IMA Blood bank received 257 units of blood , Doon Hospital 101 units, Himalayan Hospital Jolly Grant 262, Mahant Indresh Hospital 312 and AIIMS Rishikesh with 75 units at the camp . Prior to this the record for donating maximum blood units is in the name of Graphic Era only. The enthusiasm of the students was clearly visible from the long queues that waited patiently for their turn at the blood donation stalls despite the blistering sun. The camp also saw a large number of girls participating in the blood donation camp. The excited students had reached the camps much before the camp had formally started and were ready for their turn with necessary test results in hand. Only those students were allowed to donate who had the required hemoglobin, weight measure and blood count. Nearly 700 students, staff and faculty members were found unfit to donate blood on the these grounds. All these were further given medical consultation from experts regarding right food habits and diet to be fit and healthy. The camp also saw first time donors , donating blood , they are , Paritosh Saxena, 1st year student of Hotel Management, Ankit Rawat BBA 1styear, Prashant Upadhayay and Varun Tuteja, Ria Phuleria of BA (Hons.) Economics, Mahima Deopa of BSc 1st year, Gargi Kandwal, Niharika and Aditi Rawat of B.tech 1st year. Similarly in Graphic Era Hill University Sushmita Fonia of B.Tech, Shalu of BBA, Vishal Walia of BSc Maths, Ayushi Panwar of Fashion Department and Arpit Derrick Belfore of Mass Communication were the first time donors at the camp.
Prof Amal Shankar Shukla, of Computer application Department Graphic Era Deemed University , who is also the coordinator of the blood donation camp, donated blood 50th time, setting a new record. He stated that any member of Graphic Era group can avail of free units of blood when required from the mentioned blood banks. Mr Aditya Harbola of Computer application Department Graphic Era Hill University donated for the 16th time. Mr Bhaskar Nautiyal of Graphic Era Deemed University donated for the 12th time and Mr. Saurabh Rawat for the 10th time at the camp in Graphic Era.
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