Human blood is a necessary component of human life for which there is no alternative. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that the Southeast Asian region requires approximately 16 million units of blood per year but only collects approximately 9.4 million units, resulting in a six-million-unit shortfall per year. Despite having a population of more than 1.2 billion people, India has a low rate of blood collection.
Donating blood is an act of saving someone’s life. Someone who donates blood can provide a lifetime of hours for others to spend with their family. Blood cannot be manufactured; rather, it is a gift that we all possess and may share with people who are injured, sick, or in need. This is why blood donation is regarded as a Nobel cause. There is no doubt that there is a great deal of demand. The generosity and assistance of donors, on the other hand, helps to close the gap. Someone you know, a close relative, a friend, a loved one, or perhaps yourself, maybe that person one day.
In collaboration with the Division of Student Welfare at LPU, the LPU-NSS organized a blood donation camp on the LPU campus, in which students and faculty members from various states in India participated and donated blood. This drive resulted in the collection of a total of 106 units of blood. LPU-NSS would like to express their gratitude to everyone who took part in the event and helped save a life!
The LPU-NSS organizes blood donation camps once every three to four months, and they have saved more than 500 lives to date as a result of their efforts. The volunteers’ blood is drawn with sterile equipment by medical professionals who have been certified. Individuals who wish to donate blood can connect with those who need blood through blood donation camps. The application’s goal is to ensure that every patient in Punjab who requires blood receives SAFE and FREE blood as soon as possible.
Here are some jaw-dropping facts about blood donation:
- Voluntary blood donations organized by colleges and universities in the state of Punjab account for only 50% of the state’s total blood needs.
- Punjab’s estimated annual blood requirement is 2.5 lakh units of blood, of which only 1.25 lakh units are available, according to the province’s estimates.
- A single-vehicle accident victim can require up to 100 units of blood.