None should die for want of blood: Jeke

  • AVBDO ‘Save life mission’ yields 14 units blood

By A O News Service

NAHARLAGUN, July 22:  “None should die for want of blood as there are many healthy people who could donate blood but they hesitate to donate blood”, said Arunachal Voluntary Blood Donors’ Organisation (AVBDO) chairman Ramaesh Jeke Tatung.

Addressing participants of voluntary blood donation camp, organized by ABDO, a unit of Arunachal Vivekananda Yuva Shakti (AVYS) under its ‘save life mission’, in collaboration with H&FW department conducted, he said that life and death are inevitable in life and they healthy persons should donate blood to save lives.

Regretting that over the death of pregnant mother in RKMH for want of blood and another pregnant mother carrying twin babies while on way from Ziro, he said that 11 dialysis cases have been pending in RKMH for want of blood.  A 15-year-old girl suffering from leukemia admitted to RKMH needs 10 units of blood daily while 186 telephone calls for different blood categories on July 20 last.

“If I am standing healthy and talking after donating blood for 53 times, anyone could donate blood as single unit blood can save life and bring happiness in a family to make the donor hero for that family. Donating blood should be considered a chance given by the god to take his role and meet ever rising demands for blood in the state,” he said without mincing any words.

“The red blood corporal (RBC) portion of blood dies in every three to four months the way every human being dies”, H&FW director Dr Allok Yirang said, adding only 250 ml blood is collected and not again till next three months.

Referring to a successful uterus operation, he said that no one needs when he/she would need blood while by donating blood one becomes healthy. “I am ready to donate blood,” he said and lauded Jeke for his humanitarian initiative in NHM.

Pointing out that this is second camp in NHM office after two years, state’s NHM nodal officer Dr Dimong Padung said that Jeke has motivated all to do something for other when the question of life and death comes. “We are lucky to do something in personal capacity to secure life,” he added.

Many doctors led by Dr Yirang, large number of NHM staff, mostly women queued up to donate blood in the camp,  conducted by Dr  C A Namchoom being assisted by four TRIMHS blood bank staff. Moreover, besides Jeke, AVYS chief adviser Pradeep Kumar, active members  Kapu Yaku, Guchi Yana, Tai Tabey and Aping Yekar coordinated the entire camp.

Of the total 36 volunteer donors including Dr Yirang and joint director Dr S Bhattachrjee, total 14 – seven each males and females including young journalist Tina Taku and Haiwang Wangsu from Longding donated blood smilingly.

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