NACO observe “World Blood Donors Day”

National AIDS Control Organization (NACO), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare observed the “World Blood Donor Day” under the aegis of National Blood Transfusion Council (NBTC), at Connaught Place, New Delhi today. The World Blood Donors Day celebrates their altruistic gift and thanks the unsung heroes for their priceless contribution. The theme for this year’s campaign is “Thank you for saving my life” focuses on thanking blood donors who save lives every day through their blood donations and encourages more people across the world to donate blood voluntarily and regularly with the slogan “Give freely, give often. Blood donation matters.”
On this occasion, Shri K. B. Agarwal, Joint Secretary, NACO launched the blood donation drive for willing donors to donate blood on this occasion. He also launched the Database of Blood banks on the National Health Portal. The National Blood Transfusion Council has made available directory of all 2760 licensed blood banks at National Health Portal. To begin with the data of all 76 blood banks in Delhi, NCR and 524 blood banks from across the country has been made available and the process of uploading data of remaining licensed blood banks in the country is under process and will be made available soon.

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