World Blood Donor Day
World Blood Donor Day, celebrated on 14 June every year, serves to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products and to thank voluntary unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood. With the slogan “Give the gift of life: donate blood”, this year’s campaign, the 10th anniversary of World Blood Donor Day, will focus on the value of donated blood to the patient, not only in saving life, but also in helping people live longer and more productive lives.
In spite of the rapid and remarkable advancements in medical science today, no factory can manufacture blood. It is only in human beings that human blood is made and circulated. Hence, donation – rather voluntary donation is the only way of accumulating blood at safe storage to meet emergency requirements for saving lives.
QMIS took pride in being a tool to spread this awareness to the society and to sow the seeds of compassion into our young QMIS’ans. A blood donation camp was held at our QMIS premises on 15.06.13 from 9.30am to 12.00 noon in collaboration with the Team of Meenakshi Mission Hospitals. Management, Staff, Parents and their friends took a part in it and have donated their blood.
The drill began with a Fire alarm – a warning sign for the students to evacuate the classrooms and reach the ground through safety evacuation routes in an orderly manner. The QMIS rescue team imitated the methods taught by the officials to bring their missing friends to the ground. Followed by this, the young learners were lucky enough to witness a practical session on rescuing people from the buildings using rope and the usage of fire extinguishers.
Diwali irrespective of being a celebration of joy is marred due to a high incidence of burns and blisters cases reported especially in children. To prevent this chaos, the Fire Team sensitized the children about the way in which firecrackers need to be burst and discarded.
This event was an initiative to educate the young minds on the fire safety measures and to spread across awareness messages for an eco-friendly and safer Diwali.