MD PBM in­au­gu­rates blood col­lec­tion Van

Pakistan Observer - - TWIN CITIES - 03:45 01:30 05:30 09:15 STAFF REPORTER

IS­LAM­ABAD—Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor Pak­istan Bait-ul- Mal (PBM) Bar­ris­ter Abid Wa­heed Sheikh on Tues­day in­au­gu­rated blood col­lec­tion Van at Pak­istan Tha­lassemia Cen­tre on the oc­ca­sion of World Blood Donor Day.

Ad­dress­ing on the oc­ca­sion, Bar­ris­ter Abid Wa­heed Sheikh said that blood donors were real heroes of the na­tion who save pre­cious lives. He ap­plauded the hu­man­i­tar­ian ser­vices of blood donors and said that ev­ery healthy per­son should donate blood for needy pa­tients.

Talk­ing to me­dia, he said that un­for­tu­nately there was no con­cept of vol­un­teer blood do­na­tion and urged coun­try peo­ple to come for­ward and donate their blood vol­un­tar­ily to pro­mote the cul­ture of vol­un­teer blood do­na­tion.

He said 0.1 mil­lion tha­lassemic pa­tients in the coun­try need reg­u­lar blood and there was no mech­a­nism to pro­vide them blood on reg­u­lar ba­sis. He how­ever said that or­ga­ni­za­tions like PBM were work­ing to man­age this is­sue.

He said that keeping in view the de­crease in blood do­na­tion dur­ing the month of Ra­madan, the PBM has launched its blood col­lec­tion Van ser­vice with spe­cific routes to col­lect blood for tha­lassemia pa­tients.

He said that the van will start work­ing af­ter If­tar time on daily ba­sis to col­lect blood be­sides cre­at­ing aware­ness and mo­ti­va­tion in peo­ple to donate their blood for needy per­sons par­tic­u­larly tha­lassemia pa­tients. Bar­ris­ter Abid Wa­heed Sheikh said that the blood col­lec­tion van was a pos­i­tive ad­di­tion in on-go­ing ser­vices to tha­lassemia pa­tients at PBM’s tha­lassemia cen­tre.

He said that the PBM ar­ranges blood camps at dif­fer­ent places in­clud­ing uni­ver­si­ties and col­leges to col­lect blood for tha­lassemia pa­tients. He said that the PBM’s tha­lassemia cen­tre which was set up one year back was pro­vid­ing free med­i­cal ser­vices to pa­tients who visit here from dif­fer­ent parts of the coun­try in­clud­ing Kash­mir and Gil­git-Baltistan.

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