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On June 14, St Aloysius College (Deemed to be University) AIMIT held ‘Sanjeevini’, a voluntary blood donation camp. The aim of this camp is to inculcate community work and social responsibility among students.

Dr (Fr) Melwyn Pinto SJ, the director of AIMIT, said, “Blood is life-giving; blood signifies life. Donating blood is a noble act and there is a great demand for blood in India. However, there is a dearth of donors.”

Dr Sharath Kumar Rao, senior medical consultant and HOD, department of Immunohematology and blood transfusion, Wenlock Government Hospital, Mangalore in his address emphasised the importance of World Blood Donor Day. He enlightened the crowd with the fact that donating blood must be free of remuneration and must be a voluntary act. Everyone must donate blood with the intention of saving a life. One person’s blood can save three lives,” he said.

Over 125 students and staff donated blood during the camp.

Dr Beena Dias and Mr Vinay Krishna were the faculty coordinators, and Hanish and Nayanaraj were the student coordinators for the blood donation camp.