Human beings came into this world under the vision of carrying out the work of serving humanity. Blood is the literal source of survival for a human body. Blood circulates within the body which keeps it standing tall and strong. Our job as an entity of humanity is to keep the circulation in constant motion. Our words over the matter ensure the living of other beings. Pakistan’s current situation demands voices to be raised over blood donation drives. If only 1% of the people fully and consistently donated to blood banks, it would fulfill the whole country’s requirements. Pakistan suffers from a cold wave almost at every issue whether it is social, religious, or medical. Volunteers and field workers start the whole process with great devotion, but as time passes it dies down with a significant drop. 40% of the total blood donations are collected in high-income countries. This year on 14th June, World Blood Donor Day, MilKar joined hands with Sundas Foundation to caretake the dire need of blood donations. One bag of blood can give somebody a time of their forever. This will help in the engaging audience from the government to the local level.
On a sunny morning in June, officers of Punjab Police played a vital role in the addition of the blood bank of Sundas Foundation, which provides treatment to patients with thalassemia. By a mutual effort of doctors, paramedical staff, and police department, Sundas Foundation gathered hundreds of bottles on day 1 of the 3-day camp. CCPO Lahore paid a visit in which he proudly conveyed the message of his officers to the media saying “In addition to protecting people and putting the lives at risk, our officers stand by their people through their donations of blood.” The volunteers of MilKar stood by the paramedical staff and provided the best of their capabilities. The room was filled with gratitude towards the staff working in blazing heat and donors getting time off from their duty and then continuing their day afterward. One bottle of blood saves up to 5 lives as it is donated to children of different but young ages. The 10-20% of blood demand is only covered by professional donors. Unfortunately, Pakistan has a higher rate of thalassemia patients, it is estimated that about 5000 children are born with it and thousands are reported every year. In a country that is burdened with the need for blood, it is the duty of its citizens to show solidarity. The purpose of this campaign was to show the importance and need of blood donations and the efforts done by the Police sector for this purpose. Sohail Warraich, a journalist and a TV personality, also took part in the awareness walk and paid a visit to the donor to appreciate their efforts.
This camp raised voices of people in dire need of blood and gathered people of different designations and ethnicity gathered as citizens of Pakistan and entities of Humanity. Sundas and MilKar bore down their conjoined efforts to bore out a positive and impactful outcome.
The author of this blog is Yashfeen Rehman a student from Kinnaird College for Women, Media Studies department. To get your blog published, email us at [email protected]
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