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NUST Community Service Club organizes Blood Donation camp in collaboration with Jamila Sultana Foundation
​NUST Community Service Club (NCSC) conducted the second instalment of its biannual Blood Donation Drive in collaboration with Jamila Sultana Foundation, a charity organization that aims to eradicate thalassemia in Pakistan, from 5th to the 7th of April, 2016. The major aim of this event was to awaken the altruist in every NUSTian and to have each of them come to donate blood to the ill.
The event kicked off at the Medical Centre on Tuesday, the 5th of April, which saw a decent turnout of 57 donors, 43 of whom were boys. The number of donors soared on the second day, thanks to the welcome change in location to the IGIS ground, with 95 boys and 22 girls taking the initiative to help the physically afflicted. On the third and final day, 105 people visited and successfully donated blood to take the overall tally to an impressive 279 pints collected, with an astounding 445 blood CP’s (Chemistry Panels, a type of blood test) administered.
The team from Jamila Sultana Foundation was very welcoming towards the visitors to the camp, and every blood test and extraction took place with the help of qualified professionals and clean, disposable equipment. This year, a doctor was also present on-site who was assessing the tests and guiding the donors about their diet for a healthy life. So as the sun set on the blood camp and the last few donors left, there was an air of contentment in the knowledge that every donor’s blood was in the right hands and was going to be put to good use in saving lives.
As always, it is pertinent to mention here the efforts of NUST Administration and NUST Medical Centre without whose support, the event would not have been possible.