Southtech Limited, Bangladesh (STL) and Southtech Systems Limited (SSL) have jointly taken part in a blood donation campaign seeking to save precious lives. The enormous voluntary response received from the Southtech family members was praiseworthy. The blood donation campaign was held on April 2, 2017 at the Southtech Group headquarters, in Dhaka with a total of 25 donors.
With one bag of blood having the potential to save 3 lives, Southtech’s blood donation campaign is likely to help 75 individuals – something everyone is immensely proud of.
“I am glad to be a part of such a meaningful activity from Southtech. It feels amazing that 5 minutes of my time to donate a bag of blood can save 3-4 people from danger”, said Wahida Nasreen, one of the blood donors from the day.
Since human blood cannot be manufactured, blood donations are the only source for those who need it. Donating blood can help in treating patients in surgery, suffering from cancer, bleeding disorders, chronic anemia associated with cancer, sickle cell anemia and other hereditary blood abnormalities. While it is indeed beneficiary for the recipients, donating blood also has benefits to the donors themselves. Regular blood donations help in reducing the iron levels in one’s body, which has been found to reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer.
“I have donated blood before, even for someone I do not know about because they were all emergencies. I did not have the convenience to think about whether it is too late to get out of my house. But being able to donate blood through this campaign, I can be sure that people will receive my blood without my presence and right when they need it”, said another donor, Sourav Saha Ratul.
The event was made possible thanks to the resources and team who volunteered from the Quantum Foundation and the Southtech family look forward to welcoming them in the near future.