World Blood Donor Day, 14 june 2012 “Every Blood Donor is a Hero”
On June 16, 2012, World Blood Donor Day was celebrated at Kulsum International Hospital (KIH) for raising awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products for all needy patients. The Day is celebrated every year as an annual event to appreciate and recognize the sacrifice of Non-Remunerated Voluntary Blood Donors (NRVBD) who donate their blood to save lives.The theme for World Blood Donor Day 2012 was “Every Blood Donor is a Hero”. KIH celebrated this day by inviting the local community, members of civil society and BTSP organizer. Welcome speech was given by Dr. Aftab Ahmed Khan (Consultant Hematologist) who highlighted the role of blood bank in providing the safe blood transfusion to all patients. He emphasized that safe blood can only be provided by centers which follow standard essentials for screening and storing blood and its components. At KIH this is achieved by a team of dedicated Technicians, Technologist, Managers and Consultants who ensure that these standards have been followed in letter & spirit. At KIH all blood components are screened and tested by following international standards and processes. All blood components are screened and confirmed Negative/Non- Reactive for hepatitis B, C, HIV, Malaria and Syphilis.