Wednesday 17 October 2018 ,
Wednesday 17 October 2018 ,
Latest News
  • Prince Harry, Meghan expecting baby in spring
  • Cabinet clears new Broadcast policy
  • DU ‘Gha’ unit results postponed over question leak allegation
  • Digital Security Act needs to be amended: Editor's council
  • EC Mahbub Talukder boycotts meeting again
  • 20-Party leaders to meet this evening
20 September, 2018 00:00 00 AM

Rangdhonu Blood Drivers

Amdadul H Sarker
Rangdhonu Blood Drivers

Blood is considered as the most important fuel of any living being. To give blood, you need neither extra strength nor extra food, and you will save a life.

Annual demand for blood in Bangladesh is around eight lakh (800,000) units, whereas seven lakh (700,000) units are collected against the estimated demand. But it is a matter of happiness that in our country, many voluntary blood donors’ organisations are now working actively for increasing blood donation. Rangdhonu Blood Drivers is such an organisation.

KM Amir Hossain, along with a group of health conscious youths of Chandina in Cumilla district, formed the organisation in February 2017 with the slogan, ‘Donate Blood, Save Life’. They work for increasing voluntary blood donation for underprivileged people of the society. Their donated blood helps people who have lost blood in an accident or need blood during surgery, or those who have an illness, such as anaemia, sickle cell disease, haemophilia, thalassaemia, etc, and need regular transfusions.

Blood donation is a life-saving service to our fellow human beings. Rangdhonu Blood Drivers motivate people to donate blood voluntarily as part of their social responsibility. They also help the distressed, flood-affected people of different areas by raising funds, collecting used clothes, and supplying dry foods.

Their key activities include motivating the general people to give blood voluntarily for patients, organise awareness programmes on blood-related issues, and more. They go to different areas and raise awareness. After the start of their campaign, people are now aware of the importance of blood donation and the number of people interested in donating blood is on the rise there. Every month, they manage to collect about 250 to 300 bags of blood.

The organisation has around 1,500 members. Amir Hossain, president of Rangdhonu Blood Drivers, said: "Our blood cells die after three months, and then new blood cells are formed. If we can motivate people to donate blood, it will save many lives. Rangdhonu Blood Drivers wants to make blood donation a social movement and our ultimate goal is that none should die from lack of blood and every person knows their blood group. Beside blood donation campaigning, we also help the distressed, flood-affected people."

The organisation is creating social awareness through blood grouping camps; and leaflets and booklets are distributed on the benefits of blood donation among the people. Blood donation not only makes the receiver's life good, but also helps the donor to maintain good health, according to medical science. Let’s donate blood and feel the thrill of life. Rangdhonu Blood Drivers is a real friend in need, hope of ray in the dark.

The writer is a student of English Department, Comilla University.

Photos: Courtesy.

Comments

Most Viewed
Digital Edition
More story
Amazing Trip to Tanguar Hoar, Niladri

Amazing Trip to Tanguar Hoar, Niladri

Bangladesh is a darling site of nature. Many natural sites, like the longest beach at Cox’s Bazar, the Sundarbans, Sajek Valley in Bandarban, Kaptai…
Kamrunnessa Government Girls High School

Kamrunnessa Government Girls High School

Kamrunnessa Government Girls High School is a historic school of our country as it is part of the first ever educational institution established for girls…
Award Ceremony for HSC Students

Award Ceremony for HSC Students

Canadian University of Bangladesh (CUB) organised an award ceremony to recognise the success of students in their HSC exams on September 26 at its Banani…
CHOOSE YOUR WORDS

CHOOSE YOUR WORDS

Breech or Breach Breech and breach are pronounced in the same way but have different meanings. Breech is used to refer to the back end of something, for…
Our Senior Citizens

Our Senior Citizens

Looking after our elders is one of our utmost responsibilities. How a society treats and takes care of its senior citizens says a lot about that particular…
Was your food a little too spicy?

Was your food a little too spicy?

No matter how much we love a good, spicy curry, we could just kick ourselves when we take a bite and realise we’ve been a bit too generous with…
Goosebumps 2

Goosebumps 2

SANDY SCHAEFER It's (finally) official: Jack Black will return as Goosebumps author RL Stine in this month's sequel, Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween.…
Star Control: Origins

Star Control: Origins

Star Control: Origins begins with the human race donning its crisp and immaculately tailored Star Control uniform and making first contact with alien…
Lifestyle, Street, Conceptual

Lifestyle, Street, Conceptual

Name:         Kazi Arifujjaman age:        23 Years Occupation:      …
Maheshwarpasha Temple

Maheshwarpasha Temple

Of the late medieval temples of Bengal, the hut-type is an important variety. The style is further sub-divided into do-chala or ek-bangla, jor-bangla…

Copyright © All right reserved.

Editor : M. Shamsur Rahman

Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

Editor : M. Shamsur Rahman
Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

Disclaimer & Privacy Policy
....................................................
About Us
....................................................
Contact Us
....................................................
Advertisement
....................................................
Subscription

Powered by : Frog Hosting