Coinciding with the Poson Full Moon day, troops serving under
the 55 Division volunteered to donate blood to the blood bank
of Teaching Hospital Jaffna on 23rd June.
Nearly 200 soldiers including many officers and civilian servants
attached to the Brigades and Battalions under the 55 Division
contributed to this meritorious act and donated their blood to
save lives of hundreds of patients waiting to undergo surgeries
at Jaffna hospitals.
Dr. V. Thanushan and a number of medical officers, Public Health
Inspectors and nurses conducted the blood donation camp held at
the Headquarters 55 Division at Kaddaikadu. General Officer Commanding
Brigadier Ajith Wijesinghe and senior officers of the Division
were present on the occasion.
regular and urgent requests from Jaffna hospitals to the Army
for blood and Army personnel serving in Jaffna organize blood
donation campaigns very often at various places in the peninsula.