Guest Talk on Thalassemia Awareness and Importance of Blood Donation
As an integral part of blood donation camp that was organised on 25th Nov,19 awareness talk was being conducted for SSHS students to sensitize them about the thalassemia, how lack of awareness is resulting in many cases and students were also briefed about the statistics of occurrence of thalassemia in India. The Key note speaker for this awareness talk was Dr. R. K. Bhargava, Senior Rotary Club member.
Dr. R.K Bhargava, as a Rotarian since 1990, he has served on several rotary committees and managed rotary projects for Blood Donation, Polio Eradication, Digital literacy, Drug abuse Prevention, awareness against smoking, and some others and has held several offices at Club level and District level.
Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder in which body is uncapable of producing normal amount of haemoglobin in red blood cells, resulting in severe anaemia. Patients suffering from this blood disorder requires blood transfusion every month.
Students were also briefed about the importance of blood donation. At the end of the session, as a part of the seminar, skit was performed by health science students on Importance of Blood Donation.
Session ended with the vote of thanks.
The talk was very informative not only for us medical students but also for general public to understand. The key note speaker was also very enthusiastic about teaching it to us and the way he taught to us was very interesting.
Shivam Ojha, B.MLT III
The awareness lecture was very interesting towards every individual with a lot of knowledge to gain mainly thalassemia. The talk really brought a change in many young students.
What an amazing experience was it to know about the importance of blood donation especially for the thalassemia patients. Delivering such an important message using interactive means like skit and query session was a great idea.