Saturday, December 3, 2011

“Donate blood, Donate Love” read the tagline of the 12th blood donation drive organized by the Department of Biotechnology, Manipal University Dubai in collaboration with Al Wasl Hospital. 

Started on 20th November 2011, the two day event kicked off with an overwhelming response from the students and staff belonging to different departments. 

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The event saw 332 students register for blood donation while only 184 students emerged medically fit to donate blood making it to an approximate 83 litres of blood yielded in two days. 

The donation drive involved a very systematic process starting from online registration, followed by form filling where one had to answer all the necessary details required before donating blood, moving on to a hemoglobin and blood pressure test.

By Fathima Layeek