National Voluntary Blood Donation Day was celebrated in Meghalaya, along with the rest of the country, today.
In Shillong, the Meghalaya AIDS Control Society (MACS), in collaboration with the Jingiaseng Samla Balang Presbyterian, Mawlai Nongkwar and the Meghalaya State Blood Transfusion Council organised a blood donation camp where Health and Family Welfare Department Secretary Sampath Kumar, Community and Rural Development Joint Secretary among others, gave blood.
In Tura, a programme was organised at the ABDK Permanent State Mission Compound in Eden Bari by the Tura Civil Hospital Blood Bank and Krima No. IV BYF Group in collaboration with MACS and the State Blood Transfusion Council. West Garo Hills Deputy Commissioner Ram Singh was the chief guest and Rev Frithing D Sangma the guest of honour.
The theme of the 2020 National Voluntary Blood Donation Day was “Let’s donate blood voluntarily and contribute to the fight against Corona”. The campaign aims to encourage and motivate the public, especially the youth, to come forward voluntarily and donate blood and be a warrior in this fight against Covid-19, to highlight stories of people whose lives have been saved through blood donation.