JAMMU, Mar 3: The NSS Unit of Central University of Jammu organized blood donation camp in collaboration with Government Medical College Jammu in Temporary Academic Block, Sainik Colony, Jammu.
The Vice Chancellor of CUJ, Prof Ashok Aima himself donated the blood and he was followed by other donors. About 80 volunteers donated the blood.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Vijay Shawney, Professor and Head, Department of Haematology, GMC Jammu, highlighted the significances and the health benefits of donating blood. He said that Jammu region has been suffering from scarcity of blood. For instance, the GMC figures less than the national average of blood storage. This requires a coordinated campaign to encourage voluntarism in donating blood.
Prof Ashok Aima said that blood donation is a social commitment and urged the students, faculty and staff members to come forward to donate the blood so that it can save a precious life of someone.