Mumbai: Considering an ongoing countrywide COVID-19 pandemic, a blood donation and plasma donation camp was jointly organised by the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Hajara Foundation Trust, Mahatma Gandhi Seva Mandir Blood Bank, NCP’s North West Mumbai District President Sultan Salim Baig, NCP Andheri District Graduate Cell President Asif Shaikh, Andheri Taluka President Sameer Shaikh and NCP Mumbai General Secretary Sudip Pandey on a grand scale at Navbharat Society, Andheri, Mumbai on 29 November 2020. In the camp, nearly 300 blood units were collected for which organisers thanked all blood donors.
On the occasion Asif Shaikh said that the blood does not carry the mark of the donor’s religion, caste or his/her background. The blood is an essential ingredient of life. But unfortunately many people do not think on these lines. With every blood donation, three lives can be saved or improved. Every year several surgeries are carried out world over, which include blood transfusion and related treatment. Resultantly constant blood donation is essential.
Sultan Salim Baig and Asif Shaikh appealed people, to donate blood regularly to save precious lives of the needy patients. If anyone returns after 14 days quarantine, the anti-bodies are produced in his/her blood, which are equipped to fight the virus. If such person donates the plasma, other patients can be cured. “As such please donate the blood and save the lives of people”, they added.
Sudip Pandey encouraged his fans to come forward to donate blood and help affected people. “As you spend several hours to watch a cricket match, in the same way you should spare time to donate blood. Because your blood donation in few minutes can save anybody’s life. There is no better way to become a hero among people, by donating the blood. The blood donation gives me a great amount of pleasure”, he added.