*The honouring celebration was organized by Indian Red Cross Society New Delhi
Jalandhar: Recently, Shri Gulam Nabi Azad, Hon’ble Union Minister for Health & family Welfare, Government of India has awarded Lovely Professional University in the event of the Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS), Delhi, for co-ordination towards collection of 3000 Blood Units in co-ordination with IRCS. The Minister has honoured voluntary blood donors who have donated blood, and organizations which have organized blood donation camps maximum number of times, in the past years. Minister was the Chief Guest at the function organised by the Indian Red Cross Society at the culmination of the World Blood Donation Week celebration in New Delhi. In this regard, coveted commemorative inscription on behalf of LPU was handed over to University’s Deputy Dean Dr. Lakhanpal of the Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences.
On this rare honour, Pro Chancellor of LPU, Ms. Rashmi Mittal congratulated all the University blood donors and participants to the voluntary blood donation organizations and exclaimed: “LPU has been organizing blood donation camps in association with IRCS and other voluntary organizations without a break since its inception. University has always provided maximum number of Voluntary Blood Donors for donating maximum number than targeted blood units, on such organizations. Both students and staff members have always revealed increasing enthusiasm in organizing the camps and donating the blood. That is why, such an honour has been recently received.” Continuing she said: “More and more of the young students should come forward to voluntarily donate blood, as the demand for blood has gone up due to increase in number of accidents, surgeries and transfusions.”
Terming blood donation as a bonding between societies and communities, Ms. Mittal also complemented the efforts of the IRCS, other voluntary organizations and blood donors for working “ad infinitum” towards such a humane aim. She also informed that prior to this, University has already been honoured with State Award by 'State Blood Transfusion Council, Punjab Government for recommendable contribution towards Volunteer Blood Donation on 'National Volunteer Blood Donation Day'.
It is worth noticing that 'The Indian Red Cross Society' is a voluntary organization having a network of over 700 branches and eight million wide base of Youth Red Cross (YRC) spread across the country with an aim to initiate youth into voluntary blood donation. Moreover, IRCS provides relief in times of disasters/emergencies and promotes health & care of the vulnerable people and communities. It is a leading member of the largest independent humanitarian organization in the world.