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On the occasion of World AIDS Day, Vedanta - Sesa Goa Iron Ore - Karnataka division organized a blood donation camp in association with Basaveshwara Hospital, Chitradurga on Friday, 1st December ’17. A team of three doctors and four nurses led by Dr. Vithal of Basaveshwara Hospital, Chitradurga conducted the camp.
The blood donation camp witnessed an active participation from 57 Vedanta employees who volunteered to donate blood for the noble cause and 25650 ml of blood were collected. Mr. Vijayanand Chakrasali - Head -Operations and Maintenance, Iron Ore Karnataka said, "Blood donation is a social responsibility. This act of kindness is rewarding as lives can be saved. We hope that this humble act of ours helps those in need and extend a hearty appreciation to all the donors. “
On this occasion, the key spokesperson Dr. Vithal explained that “According to estimates from the World Health Organization (WHO) India needs approximately 12 million units of blood every year. Organizing blood donation camps is the perfect way to saving lives. We appreciate Vedanta’s efforts to come forward through this act of kindness.”