Blood Donor Club

Event No: 1 (29.07.2019​)

Awareness on Blood and Organ Donation

Introduction

Blood donation occurs when a person voluntarily has blood drawn and used for transfusions and/or made into biopharmaceutical medications.

Organ donation is the process when a person allows an organ of their own to be removed and transplanted to another person, legally, either by consent while the donor is alive or dead with the assent of the next of kin.

Why are blood and organ donation the need of the hour?

Why blood donation?

  • Every year our nation requires about 5 crore units of blood, out of which only a meagre 2.5 crore units of blood are available.
  • Every two seconds someone needs blood.
  • One unit of life can help save three people’s lives.

Why organ donation?

  • Nearly 500,000 people die because of the non-availability of organs every year
  • One organ donor can donate up to twenty five different organs and tissues for transplantation.

Awareness programme on Blood and Organ Donation

We , a small group of MBBS students here at Karpaga Vinayaga Institute of Medical Sciences, understanding this very need of awareness among fellow medical students about the importance of blood and organ donation organized “An Awareness programme on Blood and Organ Donation”.

Objective: To create awareness among fellow colleagues regarding the importance of blood and organ donation.

Conducted by:  Students of KIMS in association with INDIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION-MSN and ALL INDIA MEDICAL STUDENTS ASSOCIATION.

Date: 29.07.2019

Venue: CME Hall, KIMS

Time: 9.30 a.m.-11.00 a.m.

Progression of the event:

Around 275 students attended the programme, which had speakers stressing and highlighting upon blood and organ donation.

The programme begun with a welcome address by I.Simeon Daniel from III MBBS

The first talk was by the guest speaker Dr. Logeswari Selvaraj, Prof of Microbiology, MMC.

She stated many facts about Blood Donation and enforced the need of donors among students.

The second talk was on the significance of Organ Donation by Dr.Thirunaaukarasu.D, Prof of Community Medicine, KIMS & RC. He made sure the audience understood the grave need of organ donors in a student friendly lecture.

The final talk was given by Mr.JeyaSurya.S, State Joint Secretary, IMA-MSN; State Coordinator , AIMSA. He talked on “What’s Next?” where he explained the students initiative to contribute to the rising demands of blood and organ donors and motivated them.

The next event was the inauguration of the ‘KIMS Blood Donor Club’, a first of its kind initiative by Principal Dr. Sufala Sunil Viswasrao. The flag bearing the logo of the club was revealed and was handed over to the steering committee of the club.

Steering Committee:

JeyaSurya.S

Anusha.G

Gokulakrishnan.M

Andrew Thavaraj.G

Simeon Daniel.I

Student representatives from each year were nominated to be a part of the club

Representatives:

Final Year:

Franila F Joseph

Arun Kumar G

Third Year

Apoorva.K

Ashwin Surya

Second Year

Aarthy S

Kaviyathendral A

The programme concluded with a vote of thanks by Andrew Thavaraj.G of Final Year MBBS.

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Event No: 2 (16/10/19)

KBDC APP LAUNCH EVENT

Organisers: Kims Blood Donor Club

Date : 16/10/19

Time : 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Venue: KIMS CME Hall

 

              We , Executives of KIMS BlOOD DONOR CLUB are really proud in organising our first event – “KBDC App Launch event” .

Progression of the Event

The Masters of Ceremony were Aarthy S and Gurubaran T.

The Event started with Tamil Thai Vazhthu and Kuthu vizhaku lighting ceremony

Initially the Our Creative Head Apoorva K of III rd yr MBBS welcomed the gathering

Followed by it , The much awaited launch of KBDC app happened . Our Beloved Principal mam Dr.Sufala Sunil Viswasrao launched the teaser of the application .

After that , Our Principal mam shared her previous work experience emphasing the importance of Blood in Life and also announced Dr.Manjini , AP of Pathology as the mentor of Kims Blood Donor Club.

We also had addresses from Dr.Vishwanathan , Senior Professor of Pathology . Sir having worked on Blood donation for two decades ,gave his valuable inputs and also encouraged us to take this to the next level .

Dr. Selvaraj , HOD & Professor of Orthopeadics briefly addressed the delegates where he shared his valuable experiences.

Dr.Sunil Viswasrao , NAAC Coordinator & Assitant Professor of Pharmacology shared his piece of mind and motivated us to make a sustainable effort .

Dr.Roselin Fathima , HOD & Professor of Community medicine deeply congratulated us and also spread awareness about Dengue as it is fastly spreading now .

Dr.Sethumathavan , HOD & Professor of Psychiatry talked on the taboos associated with Blood donation and insisted us to come up with a movement benefitting many.

After the addresses of  eminent people , we had a video from developers played where they conveyed thanks to our Team and Management of KIMS and also shared their journey of the creation of application.

Then we had our KBDC Cheif Jeyasurya S of Final year MBBS explaining the working of application and finally insisting the need for change.

Then one of our Prime mover Simeon Daniel of Third year MBBS delivered the Vote of Thanks .

We concluded the Event with National anthem.

KIMS BLOOD DONOR CLUB:

Cheif

Jeyasurya S

Admin team

  1. Andrew Thavaraj G
  2. Arun kumar G
  3. Nandha Kumar R

Treasury

  1. Gokulakrishnan M
  2. Anusha G

Creative team

1.Apoorva K

  1. Simeon Daniel I
  2. Gurubaran T
  3. Barathraj R

Records team

  1. Hemala R
  2. Rohit R
  3. Megha krishnan A A

PRO Team

  1. Aarthy S
  2. Kaviyathendral A
  3. Franila J Joseph