PESHAWAR: (17th Aug, 2022) A blood donation drive started here at Thalassemia Centre established in Tehsil Hospital Chota Lahor, on Wednesday.
It was organized by the district administration and hospital management. Around 100 blood donors including MPA and Advisor to the chief minister KP Abdul Karim Khan registered themselves and donated blood. People from all walks of life participated in the drive and many among them were first-time donors who registered themselves with the center for future blood donation drives.
Karim became the first donor of the newly established center. “With this blood donation drive, we have registered ourselves with the center, as we know that our blood will be helpful for those who are in need”, he said.
Assistant Commissioner Chota Lahor, Labiqa Akram along with the team visited the blood donation camp and encouraged the donors. The AC said that with the collaboration of MTI Swabi, especially the Board of Governors (BOG) and the hospital management, their dream of “thalassemia Centre” was becoming a reality. Without their cooperation it wouldn’t be possible to have a modern, well-equipped thalassemia center in the Tehsil Hospital Chota Lahor. She appealed to the people to come and join through blood donation. More than 300 thalassemia patients had registered so far with the district administration, she said. Through such drives, it would be possible to overcome the blood shortages, Labiqa Akram said.
Additional Director of the hospital Dr. Hamid Ali Khan said that every donor would have to undergo a screening before donating blood. He said that donor registration was also in full swing at the center, adding that all the necessary equipment was installed and soon the center would be inaugurated. 40 Bags of blood were collected, 250 donors and three local blood organizations registered themselves so far with the thalassemia center through the district administration, said Dr. Hamid.