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Blood donation camp at Institute of Communication Studies, University of Punjab

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By Ehsan Ahmed, Hooria Butt and Sonia Akmal

Lahore: (January 4, 2018): Fatmeed Foundation arranged a camp for the humble cause of blood donation at the Institute of Communication Studies for the child victims of Thalassemia and Hemophilia on Wednesday.

Fatmeed Foundation is one of the oldest organization working for the victims of Thalassemia. This foundation has its branches spread across Pakistan. They have currently have 2 centers in Lahore and 5 centers in Sindh.

The team of Fatmeed gave awareness to the students about Thalassemia and Hemophilia and also informed them about the precautionary measures to avoid these fatal diseases.

Fatmeed Foundation was established as a non profitable organization by late Mr. Nazim Jiwa in 1978. The objective of this organization is to provide blood to the patients suffering from various blood diseases without any charges.

Fatmeed Foundation arrange different camps in various educational institutes to spread awareness and to make the youth contribute in saving the lives of many people.

The people who timely donate blood those are called regular doners and a healthy human can give blood after every 6 months. Blood donation is also very healthy for the doner. It reduces the chances of cancer and other diseases.

There are various myths about the consequences of blood donation like it is unhealthy or unsafe and women should not give blood but jargon. Doctors told The Educationist reporter today that it is actually a healthy activity to donate blood and women can also donate blood as it is completely safe.

In the camp at ICS, students donated blood and a large number of students contributed in this healthy activity. According to some students, this is a kind deed to donate blood to the ones in need. According to Quran, the one who saves one life, saves the whole humanity.

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