STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: J&K State AIDS Control Society (JKSACS) in collaboration with different government and non-governmental organisations, health institutions, educational institutions, etc organised various voluntary blood donation camps and awareness programmes across the State to mark World Blood Donor Day 2018 here on Thursday in which many volunteers came forward to donate blood.
In Jammu region various activities like voluntary blood donation camps, poster making contests, awareness programmes, etc. were organised by J&K State AIDS Control Society in collaboration with Red Ribbon Clubs of Government AMT School, GMC, Jammu, Bee Enn Nursing Institute Chak Bhalwal, IGES Institute of Nursing and Health Sciences, Marble Market, Trikuta Nagar, Jammu, Sanjeevni College of Nursing and Paramedical Sciences, Akhnoor Road, Jammu and Stephens Institute of Paramedical Sciences, Miran Sahib, R.S Pura, Jammu.
A team of officers from J&K State AIDS Control Society comprising Dr Yash Pal Karsyal AD (BSD), Deepika B. Thakur DD (IEC), Rajesh Sharma AD (YA) and Dinesh Kesar, Store Officer participated in the programme.
In addition a programme was organised by Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangthan, J&K to launch a special drive in the rural areas of the State in collaboration with J&K State AIDS Control Society (JKSACS) to motivate the youth to act as ambassadors of JKSACS for creating awareness about this noble cause of voluntary blood donation.
During the interaction with the participants, Deepika B. Thakur briefed about the significance of voluntary blood donation especially in context of HIV/AIDS prevention and drug de-addiction.
Dr. Mushtaq Ahmad Rather, Project Director, J&K State AIDS Control Society informed that a mega State level function will be held on June 26 at GMC Jammu.
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