THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: With an objective to promote regular blood donation and to increase awareness of the importance of voluntary blood donation, Terumo Penpol Limited in association with the members of ‘Club 25’ of All Saints’ College, here, is organising extensive programmes at the college on the World AIDS day that falls on December 1.���
Dr P V Sulochana, Blood Transfusion Officer of Sree Chitra Blood Bank will inaugurate the activities followed by a presentation on voluntary blood donation. C Padmakumar, executive director of Terumo Penpol Limited will make a presentation on ‘Club 25’ after that.���
Talk on prevention care and counselling of HIV/AIDS will be led by Dr Amar Fettle, faculty, Health Services, Transfusion Medicine Department of Medical College, Trivandrum.
�� Quiz competition, blood donation, a stage show by BIG FM, and a rally to create awareness on Safe Blood Donation will be followed after that.
�� Exploring the potential of low-risk blood donors, ‘Club 25’, the blood donation club was launched by Terumo Penpol in 11 colleges in the capital city in 2005-06. Intended to motivate youth for making voluntary blood donation for a minimum of 25 times before the age of 25, the club is maintained in colleges in collaboration with the National Service Scheme.
�� The College of Engineering Trivandrum, Govt Engineering College, Barton Hill, College of Pharmacy, Medical College, Mohandas College of Engineering, LBS College of Engineering, Sree Chitra College of Engineering, Govt College, Kanjiramkulam, Poly Technique, Neyyatinkara, All Saints’ College, Thiruvananthapuram, Central Polytechnic and Govt Women’s Polytechnic are members of Club 25 at present.