Panacea – ‘The Healthcare SIG of IIM Ahmedabad’ & Students Activity Office (IIM Ahmedabad) jointly organised a Blood Donation Camp on March 7, 2012 at Students’ Mess, Old Campus from 1pm to 7pm. The camp was conducted by Indian Red Cross Society, Ahmedabad and the blood units collected from this camp were donated for the treatment of needy cancer patients at Gujarat Cancer Research Institute, Ahmedabad. State Bank of India sponsored mementoes for every donor and participant of the camp which was a great example of corporate social responsibility. Bon Temps Pvt Ltd sponsored refreshments for all the donors and participants of the camp.
A total of 166 units of blood were collected in the camp. Every section of the IIM Ahmedabad community came forward for the blood donation activity. Students from PGP, PGP-ABM, FPM, PGPX, and AFP showed great enthusiasm in donating blood. AFP students and PGPX students actively came forward for blood donation setting an example for others. Faculties, Teaching Associates, IIMA officers and staff were not to be left behind in participating in this event. Bon Temps’ employees & SBI-IIMA branch employees also actively donated blood for this social cause. IIM-A was fortunate enough to witness the rare sight of people standing in queues to voluntarily donate blood.
In the last blood donation camp conducted on July 17, 2011, 115 units of blood were donated. This time around, even though most of the PGP Tuchhas and PGP-ABM Tuchhas were away from campus, 166 units of blood were collected which stands testimony to the active participation from everyone in the IIM Ahmedabad Community.
Panacea thanks everyone from the IIM Ahmedabad community, sponsors, Blood Bank team and the media for making this event a huge success.