Stu­dents leave their mark at do­na­tion drive

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - Tas­neem Kausar ht­for­nav­i­mum­bai@hin­dus­tan­times.com

As the sun sets, visi­tors use a selfie stick to get the per­fect frame at Sa­gar Vi­har in Sec­tor 8, Vashi, on Satur­day.

The ITM group of in­sti­tu­tions or­gan­ised a blood do­na­tion camp on Fri­day for which their employees and stu­dents do­nated blood. The camp was or­gan­ised at its var­i­ous cam­puses on Fri­day to ex­tend sup­port to All In­dia blood do­na­tion cam­paign, as part of a drive by HDFC Bank.

The ninth year of the mis­sion wit­nessed ex­cit­ing cam­paigns and ac­tiv­i­ties.

“This cam­paign has now grown to be­come a blood do­na­tion move­ment. Start­ing this year, HDFC Bank is reach­ing out to cor­po­rates and cam­puses by set­ting up blood do­na­tion camps at their premises. More than 200 com­pa­nies, in­clud­ing the ITM group of in­sti­tu­tions par­tic­i­pated in the ini­tia­tive”, said Mr Bhavesh Zaveri from HDFC.

HDFC Bank started this ini­tia­tive in 2007 when over 4,000 peo­ple vol­un­teered for this cause. Since then, the camp has grown in size and stature.

ITM has been sup­port­ing the blood do­na­tion cam­paign for the last four years. This year saw 347 donors out of 486 en­tries in the camp at the ITM pan-In­dia cam­pus and cor­po­rate of­fice.

“Ev­ery year, our na­tion re­quires about 5 crore units of blood, out of which only 80 lakh units of blood are avail­able. A sin­gle drop of blood do­nated by each of us can save the lives of mil­lions in In­dia,’ said Lak­shmi Murthy, HR Di­rec­tor, ITM Group of In­sti­tu­tions.

BACHCHAN KU­MAR

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