*Social organisations should join hands with govt to raise awareness about blood donation: Health and Medical Education Minister Dr.K.Sudhakar*

*Social organisations should join hands with govt to raise awareness about blood donation: Health and Medical Education Minister Dr.K.Sudhakar*
   

*Social organisations should join hands with govt to raise awareness about blood donation: Health and Medical Education Minister Dr.K.Sudhakar*

*Measures to increase blood donation during pandemic*

*Bengaluru, March 19, Friday*

Social organisations, volunteers should join hands with government to raise awareness about blood donation, said Health and Medical Education Minister Dr.K.Sudhakar.

CM B.S.yediyurappa flagged off the three mobile blood donation and collection buses organised by Lions Club at Vidhana Soudha on Friday.

Speaking at the event Minister Dr.K.Sudhakar said that blood donation is considered as a very noble thing. Due to Covid-19 pandemic, blood donation has decreased since last year. In times like these social organisations and volunteers should come forward and join hands with government to increase blood donation camps and initiatives, said minister.

According to WHO, every year our nation requires about 4 Crore units of blood. Even if 1% of our population comes forward to donate blood we can meet the requirement. For this we need to create awareness about blood donation, he added.

We are anticipating a second wave of Covid-19 infection and people need to be cautious. We may require more blood during these times. Our under the leadership of CM BSY is focusing on improving public health care in the state. PHCs in rural areas will be upgraded and revamped, Minister said.