Red Cross, DSEK observe Blood Donor Day

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State Red Cross today celebrated World Blood Donor day today in collaboration with School Education Department.
The function was attended by Muhammad Shafi Rather General Secretary, Indian Red Cross Society, Dr GN Itoo Director School Education, and Muhammad Salman Qazi in Kothi Bagh Girls Higher Secondary here.
The function was also attended by large number of people including heads of the Educational institutions, teachers, students and Red Cross Volunteers.
Officials said on the occasion, 16 leading blood donors of the valley were felicitated by State Red Cross.
Master Trainer Indian Red Cross National level Dr. I.P.S bali gave presentation on the dynamics of the blood donation and transfusion.
Speaking on the occasion, Rather appealed the people to come forward for donation of blood for saving precious lives. He emphasized the need to spread awareness about blood donation in educational institutions so that young generation would enthusiastically donate blood to the needy ones. 
G.N. Itoo who also spoke on the occasion assured the gathering that awareness and motivation components about blood donation will be adequately accounted in school curriculum and other academic activities. Among others who spoke on the occasion were Nighat Aman, Deputy Controller Civil Defence, Prof. Nusrat Andrabi Secretary Regional Red Cross. Fayaz Ahmad Fayaz, a renowned broadcaster hosted the function.

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