Transfusion medicine

To commemorate ten successful years of the Galgo Calendar, Galgo Fine Papers organised a blood donation camp at its premises in Okhla, New Delhi, supported by Okhla Printers and Providers Association (OPPA), on Saturday 27 April 2019. The 10th edition of the Galgo calendar is launched at Essex Farms, New Delhi on 5 April, 2019. This was follow by launch events in other metro cities Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Pune and Ahmedabad.

Corporate social responsibility

Each year, Galgo combines its calendar launch event with a small step towards its corporate social responsibility. Over a decade, Galgo has supported several social activities, including cataract surgeries for the needy, and the Tihar Jail Inmates Rehabilitation Programme, supported by the NGOs Sparsh and Khushi, both of which work for the welfare of the underprivileged and destitute children.

Subodh Jain of Galgo thanked the blood donors for their life-saving gift, and called for an increased awareness for the need to organise such regular blood donation camps to ensure availability of blood for patients in need. According to the company, all team members of Galgo voluntarily came forward to donate blood. By the end of the day, good number of blood units is collect.  All the donors went through medical checkup before and after donating blood.

Blood for patients

The donors were provided with refreshments and awarded appreciation certificates. Some of us also celebrate the spirit of freedom by philanthropic acts like volunteering for good causes, helping the lesser privileged and donating whatever we can. Blood donation is one of the things people do during this season. Blood donation involves no money transaction. Willingness to save a life is all that you need.

Due to increased dengue cases in Bangalore, the demand for platelets has gone up, in all major blood banks like Red Cross Society, Manipal Hospital, Sankalp India Foundation etc. Every day around 200 requests for platelets are register on their helpline services, says Rajat Aggarwal, volunteer of the Foundation. In the spirit of Independence day, many organisations arrange blood donation camps across the city. If you are the one to decide on donating blood, walk into any of the camps. Some such camps are list below.

Professional donors

No. Professional blood donation is bann years ago in 1998. However, like all other acts, it is also flout. National Blood Transfusion Services Act 2007 propose by Union Health Ministry, demanded the professional donors (donors who donate for money) to be imprison for three months with a hefty fine. So donating blood is a voluntary affair. If you wish to donate, you can donate blood but if not then no one can force, not even a doctor. Because You will not be paid for the blood under any circumstance.