Mangaluru: YMCH to celebrate World Blood Donor Day on Jun 14

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Mangaluru, Jun 13: The Yenepoya Medical College Hospital (YMCH) Blood Centre in association with District AIDS Prevention and Con trol Unit (DAPCU), Dakshina Kannada, health and family welfare department, government of Karnataka will be organising ‘World Blood Donor Day’ on June 14, at the Dental College Auditorium, Yenepoya (Deemed to be University) Campus, Deralakatte.

The programme will be inaugurated by the chief guest Dr H R Thimmaiah, district health & family welfare officer, Dakshina Kannada. Dr Badarudeen MN, district TB & aids control officer and Dr Habib Rahaman A A, medical superintendent, YMC Hospital will be the guests of honour. The programme will be presided by Dr K S Gangadhara Somayaji, registrar, Yenepoya (Deemed to be University). Dr Indira S Puthran, chief medical officer, YMCH Blood Centre will welcome the gathering.

The day also marks an opportunity to thank volunteers and blood donors for their contributions. For 2024, the WHO theme is ‘20 years of celebrating giving: thank you blood donors’ According to the WHO, the theme will put light on thanking and recognizing the millions of voluntary blood donors who have contributed to the health and well-being of millions of people around the world.

As a part of WBDD, YMCH Blood Centre is also organising Voluntary Blood Donation Week from June 10-16. An e-poster and reel-making competitions have been organised to create awareness among students about blood donation.




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