Pakistan Red Crescent Society organized a marathon race under the theme “Give blood and keep the world beating”.
The aim of this activity was to raise awareness on the need for safe blood transfusion and of the critical contribution voluntary, unpaid blood donors make to national health systems.
Around 200 volunteers participated in the marathon race that started from PRCS National Headquarters and ended at the same point while passing through Professor Ashfaq Ahmed and Pitras Bukhari roads.
Speaking on the occasion, PRCS Chairman Abrar ul Haq said that the need for blood is universal, but access to blood for all those who need it is not and blood shortages are particularly acute in developing countries.
He said that the pandemic had brought voluntary blood donations to a virtual standstill, adding that the closure of educational institutions, which had been a major source of blood collection, had also severely impacted the blood donations.