During a medical camp organized for blood donation at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center (JPMC), a hematologist expressed concern over the significant decrease in blood donations during the month of Ramazan.
According to the hematologist, blood donations decrease by almost 70 percent during this holy month, which puts the lives of people suffering from thalassemia and other blood disorders, women suffering from anemia, and citizens injured in accidents at risk.Medical experts at the camp urged citizens to donate blood after breaking their fast, emphasizing that healthy youth can donate blood without experiencing any weakness.
The purpose of the camp was to raise awareness among citizens about the importance of blood donation, especially during the month of Ramadan.The Executive Director of Jinnah Hospital, Professor Shahid Rasool, and the Head of Jinnah’s Gynecology Ward, Dr. Nighat Shah, among others, were present at the event to show their support for the cause.The experts noted that the daily decrease in blood donations has made it increasingly difficult for patients in need of blood transfusions to receive the necessary treatment.
They stressed the importance of donating blood regularly to ensure that blood banks remain well-stocked and can meet the demand of patients.The medical camp was a success, with 150 participants donating blood and raising awareness about the importance of blood donation. It is hoped that such initiatives will encourage more citizens to donate blood regularly and help save lives.