The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) attended the World Blood Donor Day celebration at Raj Bhavan, Itanagar on 14 th June 2018.
The Governor complemented the voluntary blood donors cum motivators present on the occasion. He also felicitated 138 Bn CRPF, Senki View, 31 Bn, ITBP and 12 Bn, NDRF, Doimukh for regularly participating in the blood donation camps and donating blood by its personnel.
Speaking on the occasion, the Governor strongly advocated for availability of Blood atthe time of emergency in each District of Arunachal Pradesh. He emphasized for commissioning a Blood Bank in each District of the State. He suggested that each and every public representative should contribute for Blood Bank commissioning and running in their respective constituency through their Local Area Development funds, appropriately on ‘need to contribute’ basis in the larger perspective of the public.
The Governor appreciated the efforts of Shri Ramesh Jeke, Chairman, Arunachal Voluntary Blood Donor Organization (AVBDO), a unit of Arunachal Vivekananda Yuva Shakti (AVYS) in blood donation drive.|
Sharing his experiences about blood donations, which he had been doing till his permissible age limit, the Governor said that blood donation is humane act, selfless gesture, need of the society and duty of every citizen. He further said that as blood cannot be manufactured, it creates a humane bond amongst the donor and receiver.
The Governor commended the Doctors, Nursing Staff and volunteers of Ramakrishna Mission Hospital, Itanagar, State Blood Transfusion Council, Arunachal Pradesh State Aids Control Society and Arunachal Voluntary Blood Donor Organization and Blood
Donors from Central Police Forces and Civil Societies for leading in the service for the welfare of the society. Swami Vishweshananda ji, Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Hospital, Itanagar, Dr. M. Lego, Department of Health Services, Dr. Nabam Budh, Deputy Director, State Blood Transfusion Council, Dr. Riken Rina, Project Director, Arunachal Pradesh State Aids Control Society and Shri Ramesh Jeke, Chairman, Arunachal Voluntary Blood Donor Organization (AVBDO), a unit of Arunachal Vivekananda Yuva Shakti (AVYS) shared their experiences and challenges in the society about blood donation. Voluntary blood donors cum motivators Shri Moley Mangfi, RGU, Shri Aping Yakar, Itanagar, Shri Bangram Tungi, East Kameng District, Shri Toko Teji, Papum Pare District, Shri Karge
Riba, West Siang District, Shri Habung Gyati, Forest Colony, Naharlagun, Shri Hage Gyayo, Lower Subansiri, Shri Minam Lego, East Siang District and Shri Tah Ama, Papum Pare were present on the occasion.
First Lady of the Society Smt Neelam Misra, Dr. Moji Jini, Director, Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Science, Naharlagun, members, doctors and nursing staff, trainees and volunteers of Indian Red Cross, Arunachal Pradesh Branch, State Blood Transfusion Council (SBTC), Ramakrishna Mission Hospital, Arunachal Pradesh State Aids Control Society (APSACS), Arunachal Voluntary Blood Donor Organization (AVBDO), Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Science, Naharlagun and NGOs, Oju Welfare Association, Naharlagun, I Love Arunachal and United Charity participated on the occasion amongst others.
Ninety two individuals from NDRF, ITBP, CRPF, AVBDO, Oju Mission, Raj Bhavan, Nursing students from RK Mission Hospital and NGOs volunteered, of which 84 persons donated after medical check up. Two persons with O negative were registered in the Blood Donation Camp organised by Raj Bhavan in collaboration with AVBDO & APSACS under the aegis of SBTC.