Blood donors for saving lives

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To com­mem­o­rate the 60th Birth An­niver­sary of Gya­lyum Tseyring Pem Wangchuck, the Young Vol­un­teers in Ac­tion (Y-VIA) of Youth De­vel­op­ment Fund have or­ga­nized blood do­na­tion camp on 23 De­cem­ber in 18 Dzongkhags.

The Thim­phu Y-VIA have or­ga­nized the blood do­na­tion camp at Youth De­vel­op­ment Fund (YDF) premises.

Joshina Gu­rung, a teacher of Yangcheng­phu Higher Se­condary School said that the idea of blood do­na­tion cam­paign was to help and save lives of oth­ers. “When we do­nate blood, we save lives of other peo­ple.”

The do­na­tion was also held to com­mem­o­rate Gya­lyum Tseyring Pem Wangchuck birth an­niver­sary. YDF have also planted dog wood around the com­pound on the day. Joshina Gu­rung said, “We also de­cided to plant trees as when we plant trees we are also saving lives di­rectly or in­di­rectly,” she said, adding that has di­rect con­nec­tion to all the ac­tions that Gya­lyum has done so far at the dif­fer­ent phrases.

Joshina Gu­rung said, “We mostly in­volve youth when there is any pro­grams at na­tional level be­cause they have lots of ca­pac­ity to carry out the pro­gram.”

The themed “Saving Lives” to com­mem­o­rate birth an­niver­sary of Gya­lyum Tseyring Pem Wangchuck will last for the next year 2018.

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