On the occasion of NCC Day celebration, The NCC Wings, Youth Red Cross and Students council of St Aloysius College (Autonomous), Mangalore in collaboration with Regional Blood Transfusion Centre, Wenlock District Hospital, Mangalore organized a Blood Donation Camp on 25th November 2022 in Gelge Hall.
Rev. Dr. Gerry Rosario, SJ, also known as ‘Barefoot Gerry’, an Indian Jesuit Priest, Spiritual Counsellor and Social Activist was the chief guest. Rev. Dr Praveen Martis, SJ, Principal presided over the programme. R Antony DSouza, Technical Supervisor in-charge of Blood Bank, Wenlock District Hospital, Mangalore, Dr Palak, Medical Officer, Wenlock District Hospital, Mangalore, Hawaldar Harsh Mani, Subedar Narendra Sing, Officers of 18 Karnakata BN, 6 Kar Air Sqn NCC and 5 Kar Navy, NCC and NSS officers were present.
The camp was symbolically inaugurated by watering the plant by the dignitaries.
Rev. Dr Gerry Rosario in his speech explained the importance of the blood donation by giving his own example of donating blood 213 times. He motivated the students and the blood donors through an inspirational speech explaining how he saved Mr Murugan, a patient who was in need of blood, by donating blood 45 years ago where blood was in dire need. After that, he has been continuously donating blood and saved several lives even during COVID 19.
Rev. Dr Praveen Martis in his presidential remarks congratulated the students and the organizers for conducting the blood donation camp.
Mr Antony DSouza, Technical Supervisor in in-charge of Blood Bank, Wenlock District Hospital, explained the procedures of the blood bank to receive and donate blood. He also explained the various types of divisions of blood defined in the blood bank.
Lt Shakin Raj, Flying Officer Alwyn Misquith and Mr Reji John were present for the programme. Ms Viola Lewis compered the programme.