Club 25

Introduction

Club 25 program is an international program launched worldwide on the call of World Health Organization (WHO). It is a youthful concept, promoting the value of saving lives by giving blood. Through Club 25 young people are encouraged to attend a blood centre, learn about healthy lifestyles and to give blood regularly, aiming for about 20 blood donations by the age of 25 years. They also share what they have learned with their communities through health promotion activities to prevent HIV/AIDS, substance abuse and other health-risk behaviour; in addition, there are opportunities to be active in promoting first aid, good nutrition, physical exercise and road safety.

Club 25 Origins

It all began in Zimbabwe in 1989 when a pilot programme was introduced to retain young blood donors. Entitled “Pledge 25”, the strategy involved the setting up of donor clubs, targeting young people just leaving school. The pledge simply required members to  commit to making 25 blood donations after leaving school. Peer support became a crucial element as the clubs helped young people talk about their experiences and to discuss issues related to healthy lifestyles. Members were given educational materials and very soon promotion of safe blood donation and healthy lifestyles was finding its way into the whole community. There are also Club 25s in Europe, the Americas and in the Asia-Pacific region. Over 60 countries have either established a Club 25 or are working in other ways to recruit young blood donors. And we now have “International Club 25, one world… one blood” linking young blood donors together from all countries! But remember, membership may also embrace young people who cannot donate blood but choose to volunteer their services to overall aims of the Club 25 Program.

Club 25 Nepal

Club 25 Nepal is established as a sister organization of Blood Donors Association Nepal in 2006. The Club 25 Nepal working to fulfill cent percent non-remunerated voluntary blood donation. Especially Club 25 Nepal aiming to reach among the college students as well as youth clubs with the main motto to retain the youth as a regular blood donor. Club 25 Nepal encourage to young people for healthy lifestyle and taking commitment for 25 times blood donation by the age of 25 year. “Club 25 Nepal” is a part of Global Network of “Club 25s” and has been accorded recognition by the other countries. “Club 25 Nepal” joins the Globe community every year on World  blood donor Day on 14th June, to celebrate voluntary non-remunerated blood donation and honor safe blood donors.

Blood Donation Camps

  • An emergency blood donation camp was organised by Rotaract District Nepal and Children for Green New Nepal on 12th Oct 2014 at Mangalbazar. The program was inaugurated by Chief Guest Mahatma Chameli Baiji, Lata Baiji from Nepal Manav Dharma Sewa Samiti  and Mrs. Mahendra Bilash Joshi, president of Blood Donors Association. About 49 pints of blood was collected during the event.

    Usually, there is acute shortage of blood in the blood bank during Dashain Tihar holidays when majority of the people are not available in the valley. To overcome such shortage, these kind of emergency blood donation camps plays a very important role to those who are in real need of blood even when there is shortage of blood in the blood bank.

  • World Blood Donor Day donation camp

    2070/2/25, Saturday, 10:00 AM

    A blood donation camp was held at Bhimsengola on the occassion of World Blood Donor Day 2013.  The program was jointly organised by Subharambha Youth Club and Prayeshwor Youth Club under the supervision of Blood Donors Association Nepal. Co-organizers for the event were Youth for Human Rights International Nepal Chapter, Listeren’s Club Nepal, Desh Darshan, Scouting 4Peace and Mirmire Yuba Samaj.

    The programs aimed to collect 200 pints of blood.

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