Women Step Up To Donate Blood — Keekli Charitable Trust

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A total of 25 units of blood was collected, of which 12 were females and 13 were males; a noble gesture made by donors to step up and donate during Covid Pandemic 

A blood donation camp was organized on the Ridge, Shimla, by Keekli Charitable Trust – Little Feet, Big Stride! Based on the theme, “Give Blood, Save Life”, Shimla MC Commissioner Ashish Kohli inaugurated the blood camp along with SDM Urban Manjit Sharma. The trust is headed by Vandana Bhagra along with Namita Lal who is Director Principal North Oak Public School, Sanjauli, Mamta, Shalini Prashar, Isha Kumra, Mamta Rampal, Tarandeep Kaur and Ritanjali Hastir.

Ashish Kohli appreciated the work of social upliftment done by the Keekli Charitable Trust, saying that the team was doing a commendable job and appreciated the efforts undertaken to educate the students as well about this noble cause. He also shed light on MC ongoing project being undertaken under the Smart City project and how things were improving.

A team of doctors from KNH headed by Dr Kanchan Singh, gave their services in the blood donation camp that started at 11 a.m., in the morning. A team of nurses, Neeraj Verma, Shikha Panjala, Priyanka Sharma, and Poonam Kondal from Shimla Nursing College, participated in this drive and supported the cause.

The expressive and message oriented posters that adorned the camp are signifying the importance of blood donation had been made by Aahr Singh, Suhani Prashar, Aarzu Kumra, Pritha Doegar, Jiya Rampal and Prachi, who are all the daughters of the Trustees and are students of Auckland House School, Shimla. All the posters wered handed to Dr Kanchan Singh, KNH Hospital to be displayed in the Blood Bank to inspire and encourage people to donate blood.

During this one-day blood donation camp, tourists, who came to Shimla, including locally conscious blood donors, showed keen interest and donated blood while ensuring that all Covid Protocols were followed. Santizers were kept, volunteers wore gloves and thermal screenings were done before entering the camp.

Team Keekli has been working tireless in making a difference in the lives of chilren and students. The first step in this direction was the adoption of the Children’s Ward at IGMC Hospital, where time to time donations are made as per specific requirements thus received by the nurses and doctors.

The Trust also organizes creative competitions for students, and this time being a Story Writing Competition for Himachal’s Students from age 5 to 25. The best 51 stories selected would then be published as a book giving them a chance to showcase their work. Click to read more.

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