Chandigarh, June 14 : Sirsa district has achieved Limca Book of Record for blood collection. As many as 545 blood donation camps had been organized in the district during the last one year through which 81 thousand blood units had been collected. Several organizations which has contributed for this pious work in the district included Indian Society of Blood Transfusion, Immunohematology, Shiv Shakti Blood Bank, District Red Cross Society and many more organizations. While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that as many as eight blood donation camps were organized and over 1556 blood units were collected today in Sirsa district on the occasion of World Blood Donation Day.
He said that Sirsa district of Haryana had made record achievement in blood collection as a result of which the city has been popularly known as city of blood donors. Blood units of 120 had been collected today in Rania, 300 at Ellanabad, 400 at Kaluana, 350 at Dabwali, 103 at Kalanwali, 83 at ITI, Sirsa, 50 at Khereka and 150 at Ludesar village. Majority of the blood donors were students in these camps.
He said that two websites had also been prepared namely bravoblooddonor.org and ISBTI.org and the list of over 1.23 lakh donors had been loaded with complete detail. The list included 80 per cent men and 20 per cent women donors. As compared to the demand of 17 thousand blood units per annum, the district succeeded in collecting 80 thousand blood units. The district also meets the demand of other areas like Delhi, Chandigarh, Rajasthan and Punjab.