Karachi: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leaders and workers donated around 28,300 blood bags in three-day blood donation campaign held to mark Shaheed Benazir Bhutto’s 61st birthday anniversary, said Focal Person of Blood Donation Campaign Dr Sabir Memon.
To mark the 61st birthday of the slain PPP chairperson Benazir Bhutto, blood camps were set up across Sindh province by the party from 21 to 23 June 2014. The camps were also organized at major hospitals of Karachi, the Peoples Secretariat and other places, where party members donated blood for needy patients.
Dr Sabir Memon said Mirpurkhas district took lead from all other districts of province in blood donation campaign. He informed 8,834 blood bags collected on first day of drive, 8,272 on second and 6,235 on third day, while Sindh Blood Transfusion Authority and blood banks also contributed 4,959 blood bags during the drive.
The blood would be donated to Thalassaemia, poor patients and soldiers fighting war against terrorists.