Another ‘Impulse’ Post :) So no introduction and all ;) First, read this e-mail I received some time back.
Dear Felix R Sebastian Blood Group: A- Last Donation: 10-Feb-2011 As summer sets in and College students, a major source of blood donors concentrate for exams and entrance tests, we have seen in past years that stock position of blood dwindles rapidly in Hospitals/Blood Banks in months of March, April and June. We can jointly do something to overcome this. You can help us organize blood donation drives at Bangalore either in Corporates, Offices, Factories, Residential Areas, Places of Worship, Colleges, Alumini Groups of Colleges, any other Groups, Associations or Clubs. We from Lions Club of Bangalore Sanjaynagar can co-ordinate and hold the blood donation camps where it is expected that a minimum of about 40 -50 persons would donate blood. We would need a clean ventilated hall with power points, 5 tables, 35-40 chairs as all other items would be brought by the blood bank team that would be coming like either Lions Blood Bank, Victoria Hospital, Nimhans, Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health, Narayana Hrudalaya, Manipal Hospital, J Life Save Blood Bank etc. Light refreshments for the donors post donation would be arranged from our end. Donors should have had their normal breakfast/lunch before the donation. This is to request the donors enrolled at Bangalore to see if you could help us organize a camp like this. Due to logistics we are presently not in a position to co-ordinate such camps outside Bangalore. In case you need any additional input, I shall be happy to furnish the same. Regards Lion Alphonse Kurian:)
Lions Club of Bangalore Sanjaynagar
(M) 094488 12330
Visit http://www.lionsbloodline.com and enroll as blood donor
I’ll be trying to organize it in my church. The last one was on August 16, 2008.
EDIT: A Blood Donation Camp has been organized at St. Jude Church, Udayanagar, Bangalore, on Sunday, May 29, 2011 between 10:00 and 11:30 a.m.. If you’re in the area, do participate :)
I hope you will take the initiative to organize a Blood Donation Camp at your workplace or in your neighbourhood. Take the help of your residential welfare association or any other local organization. School Halls make ideal locations. I’m sure your local school authorities will be more than happy to let you use their hall on a weekend. Ask me, Contact mail@lionsbloodline or call the number mentioned in the mail for more help :)
Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something ~ Anonymous
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