Following the tradition
of holding two blood camps in a year, NUST Community Service Club (NCSC) held
yet another successful 3-day blood donation camp in collaboration with the
Armed Forces Institute of Transfusion (AFIT) from 17-19 November 2014 at the helipad
ground, NUST H-12 Campus.
The NCSC BDD'14 lived
up to the high expectations as a huge number of people turned up to donate
blood. There were long queues throughout the day, waiting for their turn to
donate blood. Blood samples were taken along with the weights of the donors to
ensure eligibility. In fact, the medical staff, headed by AFIT,
took all measures to ensure safety of donors. During the donation process, they
continuously monitored the donors and gave immediate attention to those who
showed any sign of weakness. After the donation, the donors were provided with
fruit juice along with snacks. 126 pints of blood were collected (from 84 boys
and 42 girls) on just the first day. The second day saw even more volunteers’
queuing to donate blood with over 150 blood pints collected.
While continuing its
legacy of gathering maximum number of blood donors from all around NUST during
the first two days of the Blood Donation Drive, NCSC succeeded in getting 100
blood donations on the third day of BDD as well, raising the total count to
377. After donating the blood, the altruistic donors got photographed at
Pic-A-Booth arranged by NCSC at the camp to show their oneness for humanity and
make their act of kindness memorable.
The hardworking NCSC
team remained keen and vigilant while on duty and ensured the proper provision
of refreshments to the donors. The donors were fully facilitated by the
assistive and hospitable doctors on duty who ensured their comfort. The drive
was also successful due to the immense support from NUST Administration.
The BDD drive by NCSC proved to be a groundbreaking
success as it provided a platform for the philanthropists to gather and put
their love for humanity finally into action.