NUML students, staff donate blood for thalassaemia patients

Over 90 students, faculty and staff members participated in the drive.

News Desk November 20, 2012

A total of 90 students, faculty and staff members flocked to the blood donation camp at the National University of Modern Languages (NUML) in Islamabad to donate blood for thalassaemia patients on Tuesday, said a press release.

The donation camp was arranged by the NUML Blood Donation Society (NBDS). The drive drew a huge response from the students, faculty members and staff members and especially girls who turned up to donate blood for children suffering from thalassaemia.

Ayesha Saleem, a student of BS English, said she wanted to “help the helpless”, which is why she decided to donate blood. Saleh Alghamdi, a student from Saudi Arabia, said that it is a “great source of spiritual satisfaction and pleasure that this blood will be a help to ailing people and children.”

Atif Khan, Group Leader of NBDS, said that the purpose of the camp was to motivate students to contribute for the betterment of society and to help them realise how even little contributions can add up to a lot.

NUML Rector Masood Hassan, who also visited the donation camp, said, “The practice of voluntarily blood donating is very low in Pakistan. Such drives will encourage young students to go for voluntary donations.”

A total of 150 students, faculty and staff members get their blood screened out of which 90 donated their blood till the closing of the camp. The rest of them deferred donations for one reason or another. The donated blood was handed over to Jamila Sultana Foundation, which works for children suffering from thalassaemia.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 21st, 2012.



Danny Haszard | 10 years ago | Reply

Thanks for posting this news,someone needs blood every 2 seconds,give the gift of life! I was a non-donating Jehovah's Witness for 33 years and now a regular Red Cross blood donor with my 'blood buddy' girlfriend. Jehovah's Witnesses blood transfusion confusion Jehovah's Witnesses take blood products now in 2012.

They take all fractions of blood.This includes hemoglobin, albumin, clotting factors, cryosupernatant and cryo-poor too, and many, many, others. If one adds up all the blood fractions the JWs takes, it equals a whole unit of blood. Any, many of these fractions are made from thousands upon thousands of units of donated blood.

Jehovah's Witnesses now accept every fraction of blood except the membrane of the red blood cell.

Danny Haszard

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