Mangaluru: To mark the first anniversary of Dubois Friends Kulshekar, a blood donation and free medical camp was organized at the Frad Saib Hall, Cordel here, on December 6.
The programme began with an invocation. The blood donation camp was inaugurated by MLA of Mangaluru South Constituency J R Lobo by lighting the traditional lamp along with other dignitaries on the dais.
Congratulating the organizers as well as the donors, Lobo said that blood donation is the best donation anyone can give. “Human beings are able to produce everything but so far we do not have any alternative for producing blood. One single unit of blood can save three lives. The organizers have taken the right decision by organizing a blood donation camp.” He further said that many a times people cannot afford medical expenses. In this regard, everyone should make use of the free medical camp organised by Dubois Friends.
More than 300 people benefited from the free medical camp and 80 donors have voluntarily donated blood. The collected units have been sent to the Red Cross Blood Bank unit.
Parish priest of Holy Cross Church Cordel, Fr Victor Machado presided over the function. President of District Youth Congress – Mithun Rai, Secretary Holy Cross Church Cordel – Praveen Patrao, Dubois Friends Kulshekar – Alwyn Pais, Secretary of Dubois Friends – Rohan D’Silva, Prabhakar Sriyan, N M Pereira and others were also present.