Mangaluru: It’s nice to note that a bevy of lady beauticians in the City who have been caring to save one’s beauty, have come forward to save one’s life, by offering to donate blood during a forthcoming Blood Donation camp. Addressing the media, Sony D’Lima-president of Mangaluru Ladies Beauty Association (MLBA) said, ” We are extremely thrilled to organize a Blood Donation Camp, with the theme “Give Blood-Save Lives” in collaboration with Mangalorean.com and Red Cross Blood Bank-Mangaluru on Tuesday, 17 November 2105 from 10am onwards at St Anthony’s Charitable Institution (St Anthony’s Ashram)-Jeppu. The camp will be inaugurated by U T Khader- Health Minister, with guests of honor namely- Julian Saldanha- RMO, Wenlock Hospital, Fr Onil- Director, St Anthony’s Charitable Institution, Dr Sharath Kumar-Pathologist Specialist and Head of Regional Blood Transfusion Centre, Wenlock Hospital”.
She further said , ” Every one of our association member have pledged to bring at least three or more blood donors, which could total over 100 donors. Apart from blood donation, we have also decided to do make-up/hair-do for the female inmates of St Anthony’s ashram. This project is one of the many projects that the association has done since their inception- the main objective of forming their association with like minded beauty parlour owners was to fulfill their motto and showcase their unity, by establishing this Association with an objective to unite the beauty parlour owners in and around Mangalore to achieve their motto and solve our problems. And also to involve in various community projects for the betterment of the society, like Blood Donation Camp and so on”..
“The main objective of MLBA is to provide better quality of life, and create awareness about health and hygiene in girls and thereby improve their beauty. The members of the Association firmly believe and think that after couple of years of hard work, they have fulfilled fulfill their objectives and motto. The Salient features of our objectives/motto are :To unite the girls and providing them with opportunities to exhibit their skills; Providing a platform for the girls to showcase their abilities; To strive for the up-liftment of those involved in the trade without any monetary benefits; To organise training programmes and workshops to beauticians to develop their skills; and striving for the well being of women and girls” added Mercy D’Souza, the treasurer of MLBA..
The blood is red gold in time of saving a life. Five minutes of your time + 350 ml. of your blood = One life saved. Blood is meant to circulate, so pass it around. Donation of Blood means a few minutes to you but a lifetime for somebody else. The blood you donate gives someone another chance at life. One day that someone may be a close relative, a friend, a loved one, or even you. A life may depend on a gesture from you, a bottle of Blood. To give blood you need neither extra strength nor extra food,and you will save a life
Blood is something we all expect to be there for us when we need it, yet very few of us come forward actively to give blood – many people would not be alive today if it wasn’t for the generosity of blood donors. Most people can give blood, but all donors have to meet the eligibility criteria before their blood is accepted to ensure there’s no risk of us harming you or the patients who will receive it- so make sure you can donate. Blood donation is the easiest and the most powerful way to make an impact. With each unit you give, you can save up to 4 lives!
So to know more about the camp and how you can register to donate blood, please call : 9448480323 (Ronnie); 9886083040 (Sony); 8746841856 (Alfie); 9686377905 (Mercy)