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NCSC Blood Donation Drive 2015 in collaboration with Jamila Sultana Foundation
With the will to spread health and serve the society through the gift of well-being, NUST Community Service Club's 3-day blood donation drive kicked off on 10th March 2015 at the helipad ground, behind NBS. The event timings were 10 am-6 p.m. To cater to the caring nature of the donors, Jamila Sultana Foundation, carrying the mission of eradicating thalassemia, was at service. The three day camp ran from 10th-12th March 2015. All donations are going to serve thalassemia children registered with Jamila Sultana foundation. NUST administration also provided ample support in setting up the camp.
Although the event had to be scheduled earlier than planned, the response of the NUSTIANS was absolutely heartwarming. About 500+ people came to donate blood out of which 182 blood pints were rejected. A total of 333 pints were collected consisting of around 90 girls and 243 boys.
The blood donors were provided with refreshments after donating blood at the camp. A photo booth was also set up at the camp.
More importantly, quite a few NUST students were diagnosed for Thalassemia minor, which is otherwise not a disease, but such students cannot marry a Thalassemia minor spouse.  All these students have been counseled and advised accordingly by Jamila Foundation doctors present at the camp.
All it took to breathe life into close to 1000 thalassemia patients was 15 minutes per donor.  A mere 15 minutes out of the 1440 that every person has to live through everyday, could mean something truly invaluable for someone somewhere. Not a lot of people think like that. Fortunately, NUSTIANs do. One donated pint can serve for 3 pints and can save 3 lives separately,  but also, regular blood donation invigorates new blood formation in the body and is considered very healthy by doctors, at least once every 6 months for all ages between 16 to 45years.