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Blood Donation Camp 2013

Biomedical Engineering
, Category:  Blood Donation

SMK Fomra Institute of Technology

Department of Biomedical Engineering

 

Blood Donation Camp 2013

 

The Department of Biomedical Engineering and Youth Red Cross at the SMK Fomra Institute of Technology, Chennai, jointly organized the voluntary blood donation camp in association with the Hindu Mission Hospital, Chennai on 25th of September 2013. Dr. S. Narayanamoorthy, Chief Blood Bank Officer, Dr. S.R. Sivaprakasam, Chief Medical Officer and their team from the Hindu Mission Hospital, Chennai conducted the camp.

The camp started with an inaugural ceremony and the prayer song at the Biochemistry Laboratory, Department of Biomedical Engineering, SMKFIT. Our beloved Principal, Dr. R. Raja, the Director (Academics), Dr. Ushaa Eswaran and the Vice Principal, Dr. A. Suresh, felicitated the camp. Our Principal and Director (Academics) congratulated one and all involved in this camp with their praising words “Blood Donation is a service to Humankind and the blood you donate gives someone another chance at life”.

The camp was held at the Biochemistry Laboratory, Department of Biomedical Engineering and ran from 10.00 am to 2.30 pm. Student Volunteers displayed placards with slogans calling upon people to donate blood, participated with enthusiasm. The camp showed a record participation of 155 people out of which 120 were authorized to donate their blood. The camp recorded donors from student community and staff of SMKFIT. Prior to collecting blood, each donor was checked for height, weight, blood pressure, blood group and haemoglobin count before being authorized for donation. During the camp, the donors were provided refreshments in the form of juices and biscuits by the Hindu Mission Hospital. Mr. K. Balamurugan (Alumni of SMKFIT) from Hindustan Latex Limited Life Care, Chennai, accompanied by the team, sponsored writing pen and blood donation awareness sheet to the donors.

Dr. M. Jagannath, Professor and Head, Department of Biomedical Engineering, applauded the efforts of the organizers in encouraging the students and conducting the camp with a sense of satisfaction in the donors’ hearts. Mr. J. Srinivasan, Coordinator, Youth Red Cross, SMKFIT, thanked all donors, volunteers, faculty members of BME Department and other supporters who helped and made this camp a grand success.