National workshop to highlight the status of voluntary blood donation in NE
Silchar, 15 May: In an effort to raise awareness about aspects of blood science and encourage people to participate in voluntary blood donation, the Barak Valley Voluntary Blood Donation Forum will hold a three-day workshop in the Northeast from May 19.
Karunamoy Paul, secretary general of the Forum, told the media on Sunday that “the objective behind organizing the workshop at the national level based in the North East is to increase voluntary blood donation and achieve the donation of voluntary blood by 2025”. Apurba Ghosh, Secretary General of the Blood Donor Federation Indian organizations are enthusiastically associated with us and will be part of the mega event. More than 40 resource persons and delegates from different parts of Assam, North East and even other parts of the country will attend the event. We are also hosting a mega blood donation camp on May 19 as part of our tribute to the martyrs of the language. The various blood banks and media who have extended their cooperation in our efforts to alleviate the blood crisis would be honored at the event,” Paul said.
He informed that the Forum is also celebrating its 20th year in the journey towards encouraging voluntary blood donation in South Assam.
Joy Bardia, sponsor of the next workshop, urged people from across the Barak Valley to join the event and make the cause a success. “Residents of Barak Valley need to realize the importance of voluntary blood donation so that the crisis of blood unit needs, often encountered in critical situations, can be addressed and overcome,” Bardia said.
Sabyasachi Rudra Gupta, chief organizer and also organizer of the remembrance committee, informed that experts and frontline leaders of voluntary blood donation from all states will share their experiences and offer suggestions on the rights of voluntary blood donors. , blood donation status in North East India and also about blood donation scenario in times of Covid and beyond etc. during the workshop.
A renowned physician, Dr. Kumar Kanti Das is the chairman of the central committee of the forum and the chairman of the organizing committee of the workshop. Dr. Manoj Kumar Paul, chairman of the Cachar district committee of the forum and also vice chairman of the organizing committee of the workshop, called on people to join, learn the various ideas of voluntary blood donation and make the event a success.