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Healing Foundation along with Youth Hostels Association of India, on Sunday, September 19, organised a mega blood donation camp in Amravati.
The camp was organised to support the healthcare system of Amravati as post second wave, there was acute shortage of blood in hospitals and in blood banks.
Healing Foundation is a youth-run non-profit organisation founded amid COVID-19 global pandemic.
Based in Amravati, the foundation had conducted similar donation drives in the past.
Mayor of Amravati Chetan Gawande graced the event as the Chief Guest.
He distributed the certificates to donors, who were mostly youngsters.
“I’m delighted to be here and see the enthusiasm in these young kids regarding social service. There was a scarcity of blood in Amravati after the second wave. I’m sure that such drives will help in strengthening health-care system of Amravati,” Mayor Chetan Gawande told Nation Next.
President of Healing Foundation Umang Monga told Nation Next that it was indeed a wonderful opportunity for him and his team to collaborate with Youth Hostels Association of India for this particular blood donation drive.
“Eighty citizens donated their blood today (250 ml each). This will surely help to save many lives. Knowing that our work is making a real difference in people’s lives, it motivates us to strive hard and do more,” said Umang Monga.
Monga further stated that blood, which was collected during the drive, would be given to various blood banks in the city.
“Almost every other top-level agency has predicted that third wave of COVID-19 will hit India soon. We would conduct various events in coming few days regarding the same,” he concluded.