90000 Blood Units : A Guinness Book of World Record Attempt
90000 Blood Units
A Guinness Book of World Record Attempt
NIFAA: Samvedna Starts In
Story Behind Samvedna
In the past few years, India has seen an improvement in the blood collection (from 9.8 million units in 2012- 13 to 11.45 million in 2017-18). Despite this, India stares at blood shortage of a whopping 1.95 million units per year. Several myths keep people from not coming forward to donate. In India, blood donations have further dramatically reduced due to the implementation of social distancing, cancellation of various blood drives and low donor turnout due to fears associated with catching an infection from public places such as hospitals and blood banks. Despite the massive burden of trauma and surgeries in the current situation, several hospitals in almost all states and union territories have been struggling to meet the daily requirements of blood in the past few weeks.
The British ruled India for about 200 years. The sacrifices and movements started by the freedom fighters of India brought us freedom and made India an independent country in 1947. August 15, was, and still is, a memorable day for all Indians, and is a reminder of the patriotism and struggle of our freedom fighters. The sacrifices, hard work and contribution of some of these freedom fighters are known to us, while other freedom fighters from every part of India remains to be unsung heroes. The nation-wide blood donation camp, to be held on March 23, 2021, pays homage to the great martyrdom of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev, as well as a salute to all unsung heroes of the country who were martyred & tolerated atrocities for the freedom and defence of the motherland.
The accomplishment of this difficult but the important goal will be very easy if we get the support and blessings of all like-minded social organizations to organize this campaign together. It is our wish that NIFAA should jointly carry forward this campaign with other organizations and also include other great personalities of the country. This campaign after successfully organized will also be included in the Guinness Book of World Records so that this campaign of India can be discussed globally and it becomes a means of awareness of blood donation not only in India but all over the world.