TEZPUR, June 13: The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) has greeted the people of the state on the special occasion of World Blood Donor Day’ which is celebrated on June 14 every year around the world and urged them to be a blood donor in true spirit of this year’s theme ‘Be there for someone else. Give blood. Share life’.
In his message, the Governor said that blood transfusion by people helps save lakhs of human lives every year. It helps complex medical and surgical procedures and saves the life of patients suffering from life-threatening conditions. It also has an essential, life-saving role in maternal and child care emergencies and man-made and natural disasters. A blood service that gives patients access to safe blood and blood products, in sufficient quantity, is a key component of an effective public healthcare system and this can only be ensured through regular blood donation by voluntary blood donors, he further said.
The Governor appealed to every able bodied person, in the permissible age limits, to donate blood. He urged upon then to raise awareness of the need for regular blood donations to ensure the availability of quality blood for people in need of it. The Governor commended and complimented all benevolent, voluntary and gratis blood donors for their precious gifts of blood.
Let us be there for someone else and give blood and share life, the Governor appealed.