New Blood Bank opened in Nepal

Many of us have been victims of blood shortage when our near and dear ones need it the most. We rush to blood bank located at Bhrikutimandap just to hear that there is shortage of the blood group that we need. Then we stand there calling our friends, relatives to donate blood.

Thanks to Rotary clubs of Lalitpur, as they have moved a good step towards humanity, they have setup a new blood bank at Lalitpur. This is a good news to all the Nepalese citizens. We can now hope that there wont be shortage of blood and many lives can be saved. This blood bank, which is just the 2nd blood bank of the country has officially come into operation from 1st Shrawan 2071.

But just opening a blood bank is not sufficient for the needy. They have to store the blood. The blood in the blood bank comes from voluntary blood donation by people like you, people like me. So it is absolutely necessary for a healthy person to donate blood regularly. DOnating blood is not just four your health, not just for the blood bank to collect blood. Its for that dying person who is in need for the blood you donated. SO by donating blood, you are saving someones life. You are not only saving a persons life, but you are also saving a mother give birth to a baby. This years theme by WHO “Safe Blood For Saving Motherhood” demands voluntary healthy blood donors for saving motherhood.

The first official blood donation program for the newly opened blood bank was held at Pulchwok, Lalitpur on 19th July 2014. It was jointly organised by Sumeru group and Rotary Club of Mount Everest. About 300 pints of blood was collected during the event.

Blood Donation Camps

  • Blood Donors Association Nepal (BLODAN) Kathmandu District Chapter organized 7th UNISEF World Heritage Blood Donation Campaign in Bhaktapur on 16th February 2019 (2075 Falgun 4) Saturday. In the program total 38 units of blood was collected in technical support of NRCS, Bhaktapur Blood Transfusion Service. The program organizer presented a mug printed with the image of blood donors as a token of love on the spot. BLODAN Kathmandu Chapter has completed already six UNISEF World Heritage blood donation campaign in Bouddha Nath Stupa, Swayambhu Nath, Changu Narayan Temple, Pashupati Nath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square and concluding in Lumbini, the birth place of Lord Buddha on 2nd March 2019.

    BLODAN Kathmandu thanked to all voluntary blood donors and supporters.

  • 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.