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Ravians donate blood for thalassaemia patients

LAHORE: The Government College University Blood Donor Society (GCU BDS) on Saturday set up a blood donation camp, which drew a huge response from the students, especially girls, who turned up to donate blood for the children suffering from thalassaemia. 
As many as 125 students and faculty members donated blood at the camp, which was held at the GCU Faiz Seminar Hall. Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Khaleequr Rahman and Persian Department Chairperson Dr Zaheer Ahmed Sadiqui visited the blood donation camp and appreciated the efforts of the BDS members and it's Adviser Dr Baber Naseem Aasi for arranging the camp. Speaking on the occasion, Vice Chancellor Prof Rahman called on all the students to donate blood and highlighted the importance of voluntary blood donation in protecting precious human lives. He also appreciated the donation of blood by female students. 
The blood, donated at the camp, was handed over to Sundus Foundation for the safe transfusion to the children suffering from thalassaemia. Speaking on the occasion, Sundus Foundation Director Maj (r) Tariq said that the practice of voluntarily blood donation was very low in Pakistan as compared to the European countries and due to those patients, especially those who required regular blood transfusion, miserably suffered. "Every year, more than 4,000 children are born in Pakistan with thalassaemia major, a condition in which the patient requires blood transfusion once or twice a month. In addition to these patients, blood transfusion is also required during surgeries," he added. 

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