Blood Donation and Organ Donation drive by the Indian Navy
As part of the Navy Week 2015 celebrations and Silver Jubilee of INAS 339 Squadron, INHS Jeevanti in association with Goa Medical College (GMC) conducted a Blood Donation Camp on 17 Nov 2015. The Camp was inaugurated by Rear Admiral and Mrs Puneet K Bahl, VSM at INHS Jeevanti. The Admiral along with 103 more donors from Goa Naval Are donated there blood and contributed towards the noble cause with a hope saving precious lives. The motivation and enthusiasm with which the Naval personnel and their families came forward for the blood donation drive was laudable.
An organ donation drive was also coordinated simultaneously where Naval personnel and their families were registered. A formal pledge taking ceremony would be conducted by INAS 339 Squadron during their Commissioning Day on 24 Nov 2015.
This reciprocal association between the Indian Navy and GMC would go long way in saving lives in times of emergency in a nation where blood availability in hospitals is always in shortage and every donated drop counts.