Blood donation catching up

Published: 18th October 2012 09:33 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th October 2012 09:33 AM   |  A+A-

Blood donation is not an annual exercise conducted by some NGOs, at least for some employees in Technopark. Tejus, a blood donation forum formed by nine like-minded individuals, finds Technopark an ideal location to find blood donors.

 In a slow, but steady pace, Tejus is becoming successful in bringing out regular blood donors from Technopark. Interestingly, six out of the nine founders of Tejus are techies. Through its website, the organisation has come to the aid of several people during crisis situations.

 Brijesh P I and Anoop K of Gemini Software Solutions, Sujil S of NeST, Ajeesh V R of Wipro, Sanjay Mohan of Magic Wand Animations, Sabari Gireesan, who is about to launch a company in Technopark, Asnov J B of RMESI, Sharon Vijay, who works in Abu Dhabi, and Ratheesh Sahadevan of VSSC are the torch-bearers of Tejus.

 Though formed six years ago, Tejus was formally registered only in November last year. The activities of Tejus include arranging free transportation of interested blood donors from Technopark to RCC and Sri Chitra. During Saturdays and Sundays, the donors are fetched from their houses.

 “We collect funds from our volunteers. Formed by a small group, we have around 20 volunteers now. We are conducting blood donation camps every month from November. Last week, we conducted a camp and another camp will be held on Saturday. Our aim is to conduct blood donations camps every day. Considering the potential of Technopark, I feel RCC must set up a blood bank here on the campus,” said Brijesh.

 Brijesh and his team have been in touch with companies in Technopark to create awareness among employees on blood donation. “Creating a directory is a tough task these days. People, especially women, will be ready to share their details only if the venture is credible. The activities of Tejus are slowly gaining momentum. More and more companies are showing interest in Tejus,” said Brijesh.

 “Since November last, we have arranged around 200 blood donations,” he said, adding that there have been innumerable donations since the inception of Tejus six years ago.

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