Blood donation drive begins to mark BB’s birthday

Karachi: Health Department Sindh in collaboration with People’s Doctors Forum (PDF) on Saturday began blood donation campaign across Sindh province to mark Shaheed Benazir Bhutto’s birthday anniversary.The health authorities established 40 blood donation camps in different parts of the province. Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Youth Development Program (BBSYDP) Focal Person and Project Director Dr Sabir Memon said that 10 camps have been established in different areas of Karachi and rest in other parts of Sindh. He said Secretary Health Sindh Iqbal Durrani, Senator Karim Khawaja and senior members of People’s Doctors Forum of Pakistan Peoples Party were supervising the camps. The three-day blood donation campaign started from today and would continue till 23 June 2014. Health Department Sindh has given 35,000 empty blood bags to the organizers for collecting blood. The authorities have set a target of 30,000 blood bags to be collected for Pakistan Army and Thalassemia patients.It may be noted that Muhammadi Blood Bank and Thalssemia Center under the supervision of People’s Doctors Forum establishes blood collection camps in District South every year. Mehdi Rizvi, Chief Executive Officer, Muhammadi Blood Bank, said blood collection points have been established in Gulshan-e-Benazir, Lyari, Kakri Ground, Mauripur and Keamari areas.  He hoped that around 1000 blood bags would be collected in the three-day campaign. 

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