As part of MoEngage's 8th-anniversary celebration, we collaborated with Bangalore North Round Table 25 (BNRT25) and Bangalore North Ladies Circle 14 (BNLC14) to conduct a blood donation camp.
It was a cold, cloudy Thursday afternoon in Bengaluru. As the chills of the winter winds were felt across the city, the halls of 315 Work Avenue were filled with the bright smiles and warmth of 75 volunteers, nay champions, who saved multiple lives by donating their blood.
As per Red Cross, on average, the human body contains about ten units of blood, and one donation can save up to three human lives.
Blood from a healthy individual can help people survive chronic illnesses, surgeries, traumatic injuries, and cancer treatments. At the same time, maintaining diversity in the blood supply is essential because the rarity of blood types differs, and rare types are most likely to be found among people with shared ancestral origins.
However, most people feel blood donation harms the body and can cause complications. One of the reasons why we conducted this camp was to raise awareness about the safety of blood donation.
According to the CUIMC, regular blood donation leads to lower blood pressure and a lower risk for heart attacks. People also donate blood because it feels good to help others. Volunteering and altruism have often been linked to positive health outcomes like a lower risk for depression and greater longevity.
MoEngage employees, their family members, friends, and a large number of voluntary donors from Bangalore North Round Table 25 and Bangalore North Ladies Circle 14, along with employees of other corporate offices at 315 Work Avenue, participated in this noble cause, donating 75 units of blood.
As an incentive, every donor was provided with donor cards, entitling them to a free unit of blood and procurement at discounted prices for immediate family members.
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