Emergency Blood Drives by BDK during Ramadan

Blood Donors Kerala (BDK), Kuwait Chapter organized emergency blood donation drives in coordination with Kuwait Central Blood Bank to meet the shortage of blood donors during the Holy month of Ramadan. The Blood Donation camps were conducted in Abbasiya and  Mahboula areas populated by expatriates in labour camps of various reputed companies in Kuwait.

A medical team of 40 paramedical staff and Doctors, from the Central Blood Bank, participated in the camps, which received an unprecedented response from the expatriate community.  More than 200 people donated blood in both the camps. The camp program was inaugurated by Adv.  John Thomas, Manager, United Indian school. The website of BDK Kuwait, established to coordinate blood donation, was launched by the representative of Indian Doctors Forum Dr. Antony Sebastian Dcruz.

The website includes the latest information on blood donation, provisions to upload the posts of blood requirements and registration of blood donors,Various dignitaries like Loka Kerala Sabha Member Sam Painamood, Babuji Batheri (Thanima), Roji Mathew (Pala St. Thomas College Alumni), Manoj Parimanam (Bishop Moore College Alumni), Anil Anad (Yathra Kuwait), Shafi (KKMA-Magnet) and event Sponsor representatives Lijo (UNIMONI), Nishad (Al Awtar), BDK Kuwait Advisory Board Member Rajan Thottathil, Justin (Jamanti Design), Prasanth Koyilandi (Darshan Photography) participated in the inaugural function.

The meeting was presided over by President Reghubal Thengumthundil while Secretary Rosmin Soyous Plathottam welcomed the gathering and the Patron Manoj Mavelikkara delivered the vote of thanks. Rajesh RJ, Rameshan T.  M. and Praveen coordinated the camps.  Almost 30 volunteers, worked hard, led by Jayakrishnan, Yamuna Reghubal, Sarath Kattoor, and Soyous Tom Jose for the success of the camps.

This event was the eighth Blood Donation Camp during 2019 by BDK Kuwait with the support of various organizations and associations. BDK Kuwait is also organizing a third Blood Donation campaign during this Holy month of Ramadan at the Central Blood Bank, Jabriya on 24 May, 2019, in Association with LalCares, Kuwait.