“There is no greater joy than saving a soul,” nor is there a greater joy than helping one stay fit and fine. On the 25th of August, I organized a Blood donation camp on the sets of Edit II Productions which includes the sets of Bhabiji Ghar Per Hai, Jijaji Chhat Par Hai & Happu Ki Ultan Paltan, with advice from Dr. Vistasp Anita, Head of Hematology Department at Breach Candy Hospital. The vital importance of blood donation is known to all of us - it saves lives.
The prompt to this initiative came a few weeks ago when I visited my uncle in a reputed hospital in Mumbai and the importance and need for blood donation was reiterated in my mind. Approximately 2 million people die worldwide due to blood loss and few blood donations in hospitals means the hospitals can’t act quickly in cases of an emergency. One donation saves about three lives and hence I felt more people should take the initiative and come forward to donate blood. I was extremely happy to see the response where more than 100 kind people came forward to donate blood.
A lot of people are not aware of the fact that blood donation also helps one understand their own health and well-being as the tests done before donation help one become aware and detect abnormalities and it also increases blood circulation in a healthy way. I endeavor to hold more such camps. As said, “To give blood you need neither extra strength nor extra food, and you will save a life.” Hence we all must come forward and donate blood to people in need.