Mangaluru, Jan 16: A blood donation camp was organized by the National Service Scheme (NSS) unit of St Aloysius College (Autonomous), here, in collaboration with District Wenlock Hospital, Mangaluru and Lions Club Mangalore, Bejai on January 15 at the main auditorium.
A team of two doctors and ten staff of Wenlock Hospital came for the blood collection.
The camp began with the inaugural programme at 9.30 am. Dr Nagarathna K, the NSS coordinator of Mangalore University, was the inaugurator of the programme, Dr Sharath Kumar Rao, the blood bank officer of Wenlock District Hospital, here, was the chief guest, Lion Oswald Furtado, president of Lions Club Mangaluru, Bejai was the guest of honour, Fr Dr Praveen Martis S J, the principal of St Aloysius College (Autonomous) Mangaluru presided over the programme. NSS programme officers, NSS volunteers, faculty of St Aloysius College, Mangaluru, members of Lions Club Mangaluru, Bejai were present during the programme.
During the blood donation camp, a total number of 71 donors donated blood. Certificates of appreciation and refreshments were given to all the donors as a token of gratitude.
Harshitha of 2nd BSc meticulously compered the programme. Sharanya of 2nd BSc sang a prayer song, Alwin D'Souza, the NSS programme officer introduced the guests and welcomed the gathering, Shreesha of 2nd BSc proposed the vote of thanks.