National Service Scheme of Pillai College of Arts, Commerce and Science in association with St. George Hospital, Nair Hospital, J. J. Mahanagar Blood Bank and Wadia Hospital organized a Blood Donation Camp in the college premises on 12th August, 2016. It began at around 10 a.m. and continued up to 3:30 p.m., with a steady stream of donors throughout. A blood bank team comprising doctors, nurses, and technicians helped the unit to organize the camp. Principal, staff and students displayed full commitment and involvement in the cause and turned up in large numbers to donate blood. The venue was filled with young Pillaities chatting with each other, happy to be able to play their part in lending a helping hand to people in the region. NSS volunteers played a key role in spreading awareness about the event to the students. The donors were given refreshments and they also received certificate of recognition.
At the end of the day over 576 bottles of blood were collected at the blood donation camp setting a new record on the quantity of blood collected at a single camp. Out of these collected samples 145 blood bottles were given to St. George Hospital, 141 to Nair Hospital, 158 to J. J. Mahanagar Blood Bank and 132 to Wadia Hospital respectively.
Throughout the day, there were smiles and laughter all around – a true embodiment of what we believe in – selfless service with a smile.