Blood Donation Camp
We organized a Blood Donation Camp at our office premises in collaboration with Capital Hospital, Bhubaneswar. On our request, Capital hospital facilitated us with their blood collection bus. Muvians volunteered for this noble cause and participated in high numbers making the event a grand success.
It’s no secret helping others makes people feel good. But did you know that this positive “helper’s high” feeling can have a direct impact on your physical and emotional health, as well as long-term happiness?
People who volunteer to donate blood regularly know they are helping their community. When they say they are “giving from the heart,” they mean it! And studies now show that these same lifesaving heroes are reaping direct benefits as well.
Those who volunteer have lower mortality rates, greater functional ability, and lower rates of depression later in life than those who do not volunteer. Evidence suggests that volunteering has a positive effect on social psychological factors, such as one’s sense of purpose. In turn, positive social psychological factors are correlated with lower risks of poor physical health.
Known as social integration theory, it shows that people who volunteer have a greater sense of belonging and feel that they are making a difference in their community.
More than 44,000 people need blood donations every day! Although science and medical management are advancing, there is NO substitute for blood that is necessary for transfusions and more. The only way to obtain the blood vital to saving people’s lives, is from donators just like us. Many people associate the need for blood and transfusions with trauma victims and people who are injured or in accidents. Although this definitely accounts for a percentage of those in need, people who have chronic conditions such as sickle cell anemia or other blood clotting diseases, or who are undergoing chemotherapy treatments for cancer, or who require surgery are in need as well as others.
Donating blood is one of the easiest ways to truly make a difference to those who are in need.