14/06/2018: Tibet Charity observed World Blood Donors Day along with the International community on 14th June 2018.
The day started with a marathon race to create awareness among the public with regards to the importance of the occasion.
After the race, a small function was observed in the hall where Dr. Tseten Dorjee Sadutshang, Chief Medical Officer of Tibetan Delek Hospital attended as the Chief Guest.
Mr. Tsering Thundup explained that international community started observing World Blood Donors Day since 2004 to express their gratitude to millions of voluntary blood donors around the world who played significant contributions in saving precious lives. He went on to explain how Blood Donation Club of Tibet Charity with 135 members to start with in 2012 played key role in meeting emergency blood requirement of the patients in different hospitals in and around Dharamsala. He requested for active support from the institutions and individuals in the region to ensure sustainability and success of the program so that many more precious lives could be saved.
Ms Jigme Choekyi, the coordinator of our Healthcare Section explained how donating blood can benefit the donors besides saving lives and bringing joy to the near and dear ones of the patient.
Dr. Tseten Dorjee expressed his appreciation of the good works of Tibet Charity in the field of community service. He explained how many patients benefited from this particular initiative by Tibet Charity citing his own experience as a doctor in Tibetan Delek Hospital. He urged more individuals to join the club and be a part of the noble initiative. He said success of this initiative can be guaranteed only with active support from the community.
At the end of the function, registration of new members were done where 15 new members gave their names.