[unpad.ac.id, 23/9/3019] Celebrating the 25th Dies Natalis of Faculty of Nursing Universitas Padjadjaran, Student Executive Board of Study Programs Outside the Main Campus (PSDKU) Unpad in Garut held a Blood Drive at PSDKU Unpad Garut Campus Proklamasi Street No. 5 Garut, Wednesday (18/9). This is an annual event held by PSDKU Unpad.
“We hope that this blood drive can benefit people in Garut that are in need of blood transfusion, especially minor patients suffering thalassemia. This blood drive is very much welcomed by Yayasan Talasemia Indonesia (Indonesian Thalassemia Foundation) Garut Regency,” said the Head of PSDKU Unpad Garut Ahmad Yamin, Skp, M.Kes., Sp.Kom.
Ahmad Yamin said that Blood Drive was part of the 25th Dies Natalis of Faculty of Nursing Unpad which was held in Garut Campus. PSDKU Unpad has even received an award from Garut Regency Government for being an institution that actively holding a blood drive.
Meanwhile, Head of Blood Transfusion (UTD) PMI Garut Regency dr. Sisca Risya Fujiarti said that the blood drive went orderly and the committee for the event had followed instructions given by PMI Garut who worked as blood transfusion technicians in the event.
According to Galuh Citra who was the Project Supervisor in the event, the blood drive was open for the public, whether individuals, communities or other universities in Garut Regency.
350 blood bags were collected from the blood drive. In total, there were 450 individuals registered to partake in the event. However, not all of them passed the health screening.
From all the blood bags collected, as much as 70% of the blood bags were collected from donors outside the campus. This showed the active participation of people in Garut.
Besides PMI Garut Regency, the blood drive was also supported by many institutions, including Garut Regency Health Department, Yayasan Talasemia Indonesia Garut Regency, and Public Safety Center (OSC) “Si Jeruk” 199 as Garut Regency emergency and referral service. Some sponsors also participated in the event, including Kesetiakawanan dan Kepedulian Sosial Jakarta Foundation, Bank Syariah Mandiri (BSM), Mobil Putih White Car Indonesia Community, and Dodol Picnic Garut.*
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Translated by Militcyano Samuel Sapulette
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