With the set target number of 200 donors being met, it can be said that the annual blood donation campaign was a success. ‘Pranajeewa 2013’ was organized by the first year students of the Faculty of Science, University of Colombo, in collaboration with the Blood Transfusion Unit of the National Cancer Hospital of Maharagama.
The blood donation campaign took place at the Biology Lecture Theatre (BLT2/BLT3) on the 25th of November between 9am and 4pm. The Deputy Vice Chancellor, Senior Student Counsellor of the University of Colombo as well as the Dean of the Faculty of Science, Chief Marshall Officer and Heads of Department were present to grace the occasion.
There were a total of 14 crew members, including 2 doctors and 1 public health inspector. Everyone who donated blood said that they were pleased with themselves for being able to contribute to such a noble cause. They said that knowing they’d made a difference was good enough a reward for them. And those who just couldn’t meet the requirements felt quite disappointed and said they were determined to donate blood the following year. All in all, the campaign was a great success.