Thursday, 29 November 2018

Importance of Blood Donation

In 2016-17, there was a shortage of 19 lakh (1.9 million) blood units in India. In 2015-16, this number had dropped to 11 lakh (1.1 million). These numbers demonstrate the enormous requirement of blood units in hospitals.

Mega Blood Donation Camp

Since 1999, a mega blood donation camp has been organised every year in April, by the network affiliates of Sadguru Shri Aniruddha Upasana Trust, Aniruddha Samarpan Pathak, Aniruddha's Academy of Disaster Management, Dilaasa Medical Trust and Rehabilitation Centre, Shri Aniruddha Upasana Foundation and Aniruddha’s House of Friends. The camp takes place at the New English School (Harigurugram) in Bandra.


19 years have passed since, and the nature of this camp has transformed completely. Awareness had been raised about the camps via the local Upasana Centres, which increased its participation over time. Today, thousands of blood donors participate in these camps. They take place not only in Mumbai but the camps are simultaneously also held in various parts of Maharashtra. 

Organisation and Pre-arrangement

The 'Maharashtra Government Blood Transfusion Council' has appreciated the efforts of the organisation and has acknowledged the blood donation camp as a model on 'how to organise a blood donation camp'. Moreover,  various organisations invite the organisation to help conduct blood donation camps for them. This is the greatest achievement for the blood donation camp.