By Lobsang Tenchoe
DHARAMSALA, Nov 22: A blood donation camp was held today at the Men-Tsee-Khang College.
Supported by Dr Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College, Tanda, Kangra, the camp was jointly organised by Delek Hospital and Men-Tsee-Khang College.
The blood donation camp urges people to save other’s life by sparing ten minutes to donate blood.
“Generally speaking, donating blood is good for one’s own health. A healthy person can donate blood once every three months,” Dr Tenzin Tsewang from Delek Hospital told Tibet Express and added, “We are here to spread awareness about the benefits of donating blood to the people of our community. Ultimately, Tibetans and local Indians who undergo operation at the government hospital at Tanda and require blood will receive the blood from the blood bank.”
Dr Tenzin hopes that people will come in large numbers to donate blood at the camp.
The blood donation camp also aims at improving the relationship between the Indian government hospital and Tibetan hospital. The first blood donation camp was held at the College for Higher Tibetan Studies, Sarah last year and around 30 people donated blood at the camp.
“I am donating blood because I am healthy and there are lots of people who need blood and couldn’t get it. This is my small contribution to help them,” Dawa Gyaltsen, an employee of Men-Tsee-Khang said after donating blood at the camp.