Conducted Blood Donation Drive By Saket Engineers Pvt. Ltd.

Hyderabad, 02nd June 2021: A blood donation camp was organised jointly by
Telangana Real Estate Developers Association (TREDA), SevaBharthi in association
with Society for Cyberabad Security Council (SCSC), Commissionerate of Police,
Cyberabad in Saket Pranamam, a gated residential community, located at
Gowdavalli, near Kompally. Inspite of the prevailing lockdown on account of Covid 19
pandemic, the blood donation camp received a phenomenal response with residents
from the community, TREDA members and Seva Bharthi volunteers coming in large
numbers to donate blood.

Mr. G. V. Ravi Kumar, Saket group said “It is a myth that donating blood creates
weakness. Donating blood improves your dilution levels and is a step towards better
health. Donating blood in a way is testing your own health”. As the blood sample thus
collected will be first tested before being administered to patients. In this lockdown
the successful conduct of this blood donation camp in the wake of the second wave
of pandemic has set the precedent that blood donation camps can be organized
during lockdown on weekends as well as week days.

Vijaya Sai Meka Executive Vice President, TREDA, said, “Owing to the ongoing
pandemic now for the past 15 months people have stopped going to blood banks
and hospitals to donate blood resulting in a severe shortage of blood at blood banks
across Hyderabad. With Blood Donation Donors will save the life’s of patients and
Thalassemia patients. TREDA took up the initiative in Collaboration with SCSC and
Seva Bharathi in view of the lowest levels of Blood in Blood Banks. Blood Donors are
not willing to come forward and donate blood at Blood Banks. To overcome this
problem, Treda organises Blood donation camps at their doorstep in various gated
communities to eliminate their travel time and will certainly help to overcome their
fear of contracting Covid infection”. He further requested and invited all the gated
communities to come forward and conduct similar Blood Camps at their place with
the support of Treda and other agencies.

Sreesa Bhargava Joint Secretary, SCSC said, “we have been organizing such blood
donations camps at different locations ever since the pandemic erupted last year and
have been successful in contributing 10,500 blood units to 17 blood banks in
Hyderabad. We have also taken comprehensive initiative to organize Isolation
Centers, Oxygen Centers, beds, and ambulance service and plasma donation by
maintaining a record of Covid negative patients. I request the President and
Secretaries of all the gated community welfare associations to come forward to join
this initiative.”

Sreedhar ReddyKoppula, Treasurer, TREDA said, “One blood donor gives 350 ml
blood which is sufficient for three patients. It gives us so much satisfaction that blood
thus received will help to save the lives of several patients. We can buy medicines,
Oxygen but not blood. Therefore we are making concerted efforts to organize such
camps on an ongoing basis partnering with various resident welfare associations in
the run up to the World blood donation day on 14th, June, 21. “

Srinivas, Councillor, Red Cross Society,Warangal said “to overcome the fear of
contracting Covid we have taken utmost care in maintaining high standard of
sanitation, hygiene and safety of donor at today’s and all such camps that are going
to be organised. 60unitsof blood were collected today by Red Cross Society,
Warangal”.

Dr. Anil Reddy from Seva Bharthi added, as per the guidelines of ICMR all Covid
positive patients after 14 days of their being declared Covid negative could donate
blood. Even those who have been vaccinated whether the first dose or second dose
can donate blood 14 days from the date of vaccination. Such camps can go a long
way in meeting the shortfall of blood supply in all government and private hospitals
as well as blood banks including Red Cross Society, Gandhi Hospital, Osmania
Hospital, NTR Blood Society, Thalaseema& Sickle Cell Society.

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