Club 18 in India helped relieve blood shortage

Club 18 was a campaign started by the Indian Red Cross Society Orissa branch in June 2010 to encourage young people, especially those who have turned 18, to donate blood. A year later, the blood shortage for thalassemia patients has been relieved. According to Mangala Prasad Mohanty, honorary secretary of Orissa State Branch Indian Red Cross Society, this was the first time that thalassemia patients’ blood need has been satisfied in years. This story powerfully demonstrates the impact young people can make in the Red Cross and in our society. Read the full story here at the Times of India website.

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