SIMS organises one day blood donation camp

8.5 million units of blood are needed in India to save people’s lives

Published: 16th June 2014 07:27 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th June 2014 07:27 AM   |  A+A-


CHENNAI: SRM Institutes for Medical Science (SIMS) at Vadapalani organised a blood donation camp on the occasion of World Blood Donor Day. Many donors donated blood at the event.

SRM Group, known for their educational forays had established a 1200 bed hospital at Kattankulathur, near Chennai to look into healthcare education and services. They have now started SIMS, a 345-bed corporate hospital at Vadapalani, having a complete spectrum of medical Services.  The hospital aims to focus on patient experience and clinical outcomes.

Dr Alexander Kuruvilla, CEO, SIMS, Vadapalani said, “Blood donation is a noble cause and we at SIMS, Vadapalani are happy to fulfill our duty towards society. This is our way of saying we care for the people of Tamil Nadu. We thank the employees volunteering to donate blood and support this noble cause.”

Dr Madhan, Consultant,       Transfusion Medicine said that the focus of this year’s World Blood Donor Day campaign is ‘Safe blood for saving mothers’. He said that each day, about 800 women die during pregnancy or due to childbirth-related complications. Such campaigns will help in creating awareness about the importance of donating blood and saving lives.


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