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DAV International School, Mulund
​CTS No. 1313, Ambedkar Road, Near Kalidas Natyagriha, Mulund West, Mumbai - 400080 (M.H.)
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Blood Donation Camp
Event Start Date : 31/08/2019 Event End Date 31/08/2019

As a part of commemorating the 100th anniversary of Jallianwala Bagh Massacre, D.A.V. International school, Mulund (west) organised a Blood donation camp facilitated by Rajawadi hospital, Ghatkopar on 31st August 2019 between 9.30 AM to 1.30 PM at the school premises.
The participation was on a voluntary basis open to all the parents of the school. Of all, the school had 21 registrations (Male- 7; Female- 14) for the drive and out of that 13 (Male - 6; Female - 7) were eligible for donation. The rest did not meet up the criteria of eligibility either due to personal health issues or low hemoglobin count. The Medical officer and blood bank in-charge of the hospital offered few suggestions to them such as to intake green leafy Vegetables, Jaggery and Groundnut, drink plenty of water and have a balanced diet to get their hemoglobin levels to normal.
The initiative collected a total of 4,550ml of blood being donated across 13 donors amounting to 350 ml each. Biscuits and tea were provided to the donors for regaining their energy.
We wholeheartedly thank the parents who turned up inspite of heavy rains and supporting us on this endeavor.
Teacher in charge and school staff members also participated in the same.
According to the medical personnel present, blood donated by an individual saves three lives since the donated blood is separated into Red Blood Cells , Platelets and Plasma within 2 to 3 hours of collection and which is then utilised separately for treating appropriate medical cases.
Overall, this initiative served as awareness regards the importance of donating blood, and the need for people to come forward since blood is essential for patients undergoing surgeries and for providing immediate support to accident victims and for treating diseases like dengue which is prevalent during monsoons.
Every blood donor is a life saver because there is no substitute for blood; it only comes from generous donors.