Blood Donation Camp organized by IUST

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AWANTIPORA: A Blood Donation Camp was organized by Islamic University of Science and Technology in association with Blood Bank of District Hospital, Pulwama today on August 3, 2022. The
Camp organized as a part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav had an overwhelming response from
staff and students in which about a hundred units of blood were donated.

Emphasizing the relevance of such camps, Prof. Shakil A Romshoo (Vice Chancellor IUST)
said, “Blood donation camps have been a regular feature at IUST, but due to the pandemic we
were not able to conduct them for the last 2 years. We plan to organize two blood donation
camps every year as blood is a vital resource that can only be donated and not manufactured”.
He further added, “Apart from academics, the institution extends support to nurture ethical,
social, and human values. Blood donation is an important social service.”.

“By creating such camps, IUST Health Centre is creating awareness amongst students about
the serious problems of acute blood shortage and is trying to encourage first-time donors to
curb their initial hesitation and fear of blood donation”, said Dr. Zahida Rasool (Medical
Officer, IUST). “Donating blood has benefits for our emotional as well as physical health. It
is a life-saving process that benefits the donors as well as the recipients”, said Mr. Sameer
Wazir (Finance Officer IUST, also a donor). “It saves lives, that brings peace. So, I request
all to come forward and donate blood for humanity”, said Tajamul, another donor.

The donors will be provided appreciation certificates.