Chandigarh, the city beautiful, does not just boast about its scenic beauty, the people here are equally beautiful. And beauty that too skin deep! And on World Blood Donor day yesterday, the good samaritan side of Chandigarhians came to limelight.

According to the State Aids Control Society data, Chandigarh has the highest number of voluntary blood donors in the country. Last year, the percentage was 87% and this year the numbers have swelled to incredibly 93%! The  total collection of blood just from Chandigarh in 2016-17 was 94,667 units of blood. One unit of blood can save three lives, so the city has already contributed in saving 2,84,001 lives in a year!

Chandigarhians, you deserve a salute!

If you are not a blood donor, donate blood today and save lives. 

There are four registered blood banks in Chandigarh:

PGIMER

GMSH-16

GMSH-32

Rotary and Blood Bank Society, Sector-17.

You don’t need to be a doctor to save lives; anyone can!

 

Also Read: Meet Record Holder Chandigarh Cop Who Has Donated Blood For Over 120 Times

 

A woman with varied interests, from geeky technology to serene poetry, but with a solitary passion to play with words. Ratisha is educated in sociology, psychology and human rights, that has sensitized her well to talk about all topics of human concern. She has been writing for many nationally and internationally acclaimed e-magazines and news portals including The Huffington Post, (United States) among others. When not writing, she is either found brushing strokes on a canvas or peering through her glasses into a novel.

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