Division Soldiers Donate Blood to Jaffna Hospital
[Updated :: 2010-06-13 11:17:46 Hours]
Responding to a humanitarian request made by medical authorities,
51 Division deployed in Jaffna town under the Security Forces Headquarters
– Jaffna (SF-J) organized a blood donation campaign on the 1st of
June at Jaffna Teaching hospital.
of the Jaffna Teaching hospital informed the General Officer Commanding
51 Division Brigadier Sarath Wijesinghe of the scarcity of sufficient
blood at the Jaffna hospital blood bank and requested for donation
of blood needed for urgent treatment to some serious patients.
A large number of officers and other ranks volunteered to give blood
as a gesture of humanity during the blood donation campaign.
Director Teaching Hospital Jaffna praised the Army’s positive and
swift response to the request and thanked all who donated blood
for the sake of needy patients.
In many earlier instances too, the 51 Division had organized blood
donation camps for the hospital.