Praslin Nepalese community takes part in blood drive

Praslin Nepalese community takes part in blood drive
Praslin Nepalese community takes part in blood drive

Africa-Press – Seychelles. The Nepalese community on Praslin successfully organised a blood donation drive at the Praslin Hospital early last month.

In response to the call by the Nepalese Seychellois Friendship Association, operating under the theme ‘Give Blood, Save Lives,’ a total of 30 individuals showed up at the hospital, with 18 meeting the donation criteria.

The primary objective was to collect a substantial amount of blood to replenish the daily stocks used by the Seychelles Hospital.

The initiative also aimed to promote a culture of blood donation within the Nepalese community.

Nepalese hailing from various workplaces were mobilised by the association, which actively engaged and encouraged employees to support the cause.

Among the initial contributors was the association’s president, Manoj who said the plan had been in motion for an extended period, facing delays due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

He affirmed the commitment to conduct blood donation drives every four months on Mahe, Praslin and La Digue.

Mr Manoj added the altruistic motive behind the endeavour, emphasising the belief that everyone can live not only for themselves but also for others.

D V. Sharma, a regular donor and supporter, commended the substantial turnout, emphasising the nobility of donating blood as an act of generosity and solidarity.

He expressed gratitude to the participants, the Nepalese association, and the BTC team.

In recognition of the donors’ contributions, the association presented appreciation certificates to all donors and the entire blood transfusion centre team.

The blood transfusion centre, in turn, extended gratitude to the Nepalese association for the help during periods of blood shortage, acknowledging the significant impact on those in need.

The accompanying photos show some of the Nepalese donating blood.

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