Thalassaemic Charitable Trust (Regd) PGI-GMCH in coordination with Department of Transfusion Medicine PGIMER organized its 261st Blood Donation Camp on 08.10.2022 in PGIMER, Chandigarh to commemorate National Air Force Day. Total 31 Hon’ble voluntary donors donated blood in this camp and 8 blood donors were rejected due to technical reasons.
Shri Rajinder Kalra Member Secretary Thalassemic Charitable Trust, PGIMER-GMCH expressed deep gratitude to all voluntary blood donors and Head of Department and staff of Blood Transfusion Medicine, PGIMER for success of this Camp.
This Trust has organised 77 Blood donation camps since 6th June 2020 during COVID19 lockdown period to help Blood Bank of PGIMER, Chandigarh to provide blood to Thalassaemics and other serious patients requiring blood support. More than 10031 units of blood has been collected in these camps till date.
Thalassemia is a genetic blood disorder which induces chronic anemia. Regular Blood transfusion after 15-20 days is a widely recommended treatment for maintaining optimal Hemoglobin level. Thalassaemic Charitable Trust has been organising blood donation camps and serving thalassaemics since 1985. Presently about 450 Thalasaemics are availing blood transfusion facilities in our two Day Care Centres in PGIMER & GMCH Chandigarh. Free medicines are also provided to poor patients by the Trust.