Mangaluru, Feb 22: Aloysians gave the greatest gift to the mankind by donating blood during the blood donation camp. The camp was organized by the Youth Red Cross Unit of St Aloysius College (Autonomous), in association with Wenlock District Hospital Blood Bank and KMC Blood Bank, on February 19 in the college auditorium.
As there was scarcity for the blood in the blood banks of the city, presidents and members of Youth Red cross unit of the college decided to organise the camp in the college. Camp was held from 9 am to 2 pm in the college auditorium. More than 250 students turned up for the call and a total of 180 units of blood were collected.
Principal Fr Praveen Martis supported the camp and camp was organised under the guidance of Dr Sharath Kumar and Bhavani Shankar, blood bank officers of Wenlock and KMC Hospital respectively. They expressed their gratitude to the Institution for the opportunity provided to conduct the camp in the college. About 30 Red Cross volunteers supported the staff members of Wenlock and KMC Hospital throughout the camp. Red Cross presidents Premalatha Shetty, and Arjun Prakash were present during the camp and supported the volunteers.