VISAKHAPATNAM: Blood banks record acute shortage of blood during summer. To improve this situation, CMR Group and Symbiosys Technologies have come together to organise a mega blood donation camp at CMR Central in Maddilapalem from 10 am to 9 pm Saturday and Sunday.
Health minister Kamineni Srinivas and Visakhapatnam North MLA P Vishnu Kumar Raju will attend the event Saturday evening to formally inaugurate the camp and motivate donors.
On the eve of this mega event, a blood donation camp was organised at Symbiosys Technologies Friday where 133 units of blood were collected and handed over to NTR blood bank. Speaking to reporters here Friday, CMR Group managing director Mavuri Venkata Ramana and Symbiosys Technologies chief executive officer O Naresh Kumar informed that Rotary Blood Bank and NTR Blood Bank are the principle collectors of blood donated at the camp, where 30 per cent of the donated blood will be supplied to King George Hospital (KGH) for the benefit of poor patients.
The organisers have also taken an initiative to help the victims of Nepal earthquake and sought the help of Rotary International at Nepal to estimate the requirements of the victims. The blood will be supplied via Rotary International. People interested in donating in kind may hand over their donations to the Rotary Club volunteers at the blood donation camp venue, which will be transported by Rotary Club Port City president PLK Murthy to Nepal along with the required blood units. Eminent and recognised voluntary organisations are requested to help the earthquake victims directly. CMR Group and Symbiosys Technologies would arrange for travel via air for the volunteers.