- Press Release
Peshawar (August 24, 2022): Northwest Institute of Health Sciences and Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre (SKMCH&RC) Peshawar jointly organized blood donation camp for the cancer patients of Shaukat Khanum Hospital.
Nearly 45 to 50 bags of blood were donated by the students and Faculty of NWIHS in the camp. The camp ceremony was inaugurated by Dr. Danish Ali Khan, Director NWIHS accompanied by Dr. Aamir Ali Khan, MLT (Head of Blood Donation Society NWIHS) and staff from SKMCH&RC including Dr. Owais Khan, Dr. Sundas Mehreen, Mr. Yasir Aziz Lab Technologist and Assistant Manager Ms. Najmul Sahar.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Danish Ali Khan said that blood donation is a noble act that helps to save the lives of needy and poor patients. It is one of the most positive ways to help someone in need. By donating blood, you are donating an irreplaceable gift that will save someone’s life.
Dr. Aamir Ali Khan (Head of Blood Donation Society NWIHS) introduced the cause of the activity and urged students to come forward and take part in this noble cause. He encouraged the students and faculty to donate blood to the neediest patients that will save their lives. He himself offered to the donation of blood to the camp and set an example for students of the institute.
Ms. Najmul Sahar, Assistant Manager (SKMCH&RC) said on the occasion that cancer patients need blood transfusions very frequently. At Shaukat Khanum Hospital the average requirement of blood is 5o units per day. To meet this huge target, we arrange blood donation camps in various educational institutes of the province. We offer all 17 screening tests free of cost for blood donors and awarded with an appreciation certificate.
She appreciated the enthusiasm and passion of students of NWIHS that came here in such huge numbers for donating blood to needy patients. She also thanked the faculty and admin staff for their cooperation on this occasion.