Covid-19! Columbia Asia Hospital staff donate blood for a cause

July 01, 2020

Columbia Asia Hospital in association with Jeevadhara Blood Bank organised a blood donation camp to commemorate Kargil Vijay Diwas and create awareness on blood donation during the ongoing pandemic.

The camp was intended at meeting the growing demand for blood components due to COVID 19 pandemic and the doctors and staff of Columbia Asia Hospital’s doctors volunteered to donate their blood. The hospital took the initiative in order to spread awareness and urge everyone to play their role in saving lives during the pandemic.

Around 75 employees of the hospital including the general manager, doctors, nurses and other staff members voluntarily donated blood.

Col Rahul Tewari, General Manager – Columbia Asia Hospital, Mysuru – inaugurated the event and took the occasion of Kargil Vijay Diwas to highlight the importance of blood donation and created awareness. Doctors encouraged and informed the need for more voluntary donors in the country in order to fill in the gaps, especially due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

“Blood donation is very critical during the time of COVID-19 and there is a need to educate people about the importance of donating blood for those in need. There is severe crisis in most of the blood banks. Due to Covid 19, there is shortage of blood everywhere as donors are skeptic to visit any blood donation centre”, said Tewari.

“Through this event we want to create awareness and educated people on safe blood donation and urge everyone to come forward and save lives. Today our employees and doctors have proved that they are not just Warriors but Heroes who will go any extent to keep Namma Mysore Safe and Healthy and I also salute the Jawans of the Indian Armed forces who are always guarding the pride of India” said Tewari.