North South University Social Services Club (NSU SSC) successfully conducted their annual event, the “Blood Donation Drive 2023” on the North South University campus from March 19th to March 21st, 2023. The three-day event was held with the aim of preventing deaths caused by blood scarcity and motivating youths to donate blood. This year, the event was held in collaboration with the recognized organization “Bangladesh Thalassemia Foundation and Samity,” and 1200 bags of blood were collected during the course of the event.
The complete blood collection procedure was carried out under the supervision of a specialist, and donors were also supplied with refreshments such as snacks, ice cream, and juice. Additionally, free testing for Malaria, Syphilis, Hepatitis A and B, and HIV was offered, and donors were provided with a free membership card from “Bangladesh Thalassemia Foundation and Samity.”
Mahmudul Hasan, President of the North South University Social Services Club, expressed his gratitude towards the participants and highlighted the importance of blood donation. He said, “The gift of blood is the gift of life. Your donation can make a significant difference in the life of someone in need. Every drop of blood donated has the power to save a life, and today we have witnessed the power of kindness and generosity in our community. To that effect, the university and the club are coming forward to do their part in collecting the much-needed blood and giving it to the people affected by the deadly disease like thalassemia.”
The event was a great success and has helped to raise awareness about the importance of donating blood to save lives.