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Rashmi Ranjan

Cuttack: In bid to ensure no shortage of blood during COVID-19 pandemic, a seven-day blood donation camp will be launched in Cuttack on Monday under 'Odisha Mo Paribar' initiative.

Speaking to the media, convenor of Mo Paribar, Arup Patnaik said, "Blood banks usually witness shortage during summer. So, there is a need to ensure no reserve centre in the State face dearth of blood, especially during this lockdown."

“Keeping this in view, we recently started blood donation camps at different places. On the first day, 37 units were collected while on the second day, we received 57 units of blood,” informed Patnaik.

Joint convenor of Mo Parivar, Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak said, "I request local MLAs, leaders and institutions to encourage people to donate blood during the seven-day long blood donation drive."

As per reports, nearly 80,000 patients suffer due to blood related disease but there are only 56 blood banks across the State.

(Edited By Pradeep Singh)

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