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People brave heat and COVID to save lives through blood drive

On March 28, 2021, JCI Vizag Steel City and Sri Satya Sai Mandir Samiti carried out a blood drive at Sri Satya Sai Mandi, Ukkunagaram. The four-hour event attracted over 200 participants who braved the scorching heat to donate blood.

JCI Vizag Steel City holds blood donation camps every year as part of the Sustainable Development Goal #3, Good Health and Wellbeing. Everyone needs blood every two seconds, from newborn infants to the aged, and one out of every seven patients admitted to hospitals requires a blood transfusion. The COVID condition has made it much more difficult for blood banks in Visakhapatnam and across India to fulfil the demand, but members of the JCI and Satya Sai Seva Samiti were out in force, eagerly registering to donate blood. For two days, they ran an awareness campaign on RINL’s Plant Plaza Road.