PRCS holds blood camp for Supreme Court staff


The Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) on Friday organized a blood camp for Supreme Court staff to educate them about safe blood and motivate them to be regular donors.

The staff participated enthusiastically in the PRCS donation camp in which dozens of pints of blood were collected. Members of the lawyers’ community and police officials also donated blood.

The lawyers appreciated the PRCS’s efforts in creating awareness about safe blood and stressed the need for increased efforts in this regard.

The PRCS organized 21 blood camps in different educational institution of Rawalpindi, Islamabad and surrounding areas in 2013.It provides blood for free to thalessimia patients and to hospitals for emergencies and has developed pioneering strategies for greater community mobilization.

Further, they have developed the PRCS Blood Donor Center (BDC) as a model blood bank. The center’s national headquarters are in Islamabad, where it also initiated the School Based Blood Safety Initiative– an awareness program to create a future generation of voluntary non-remunerated blood donors.

Over 200 schools in the urban and rural areas of the federal capital participated in this program and some 160,000 students have been sensitized to the importance of blood donation and safe blood.

The PRCS also implemented a Coordinators Training Initiative for training teachers. During the last 18 months, approximately 150 teachers have been educated in VNRBD, blood safety, and the role of community participation in supporting blood transfusion.