Blood Donation at Blood Banks than in Camps

A blood donation camp will only be successful until and unless it is in an institution or a colony. In institution, they need not have to go anywhere but can donate at work place itself. When it comes to colony, they can donate it near their place of residence. In these scenarios also the success rate will be moderate owing to different constraints.Instead of planning a camp at a place, it would be good if we can ask the donors to go to the blood banks and donate, whenever they find time.
I will share only about the difficulties that we face if we organize:
1. One or more of the volunteers have to co-ordinate to get a venue
2. We need to convince the respective body to give us for free or at a concession
3. We need to make sure that the premises are clean
4. We need to publish posters or banners
5. We also have to make sure to give fruits and/or juice to donors (though the Thalassemia Soceity brings on their own)
6. It takes the valuable time of the team that comes for collection and also incurs Rs. 5000 for each such camp for them.
Instead if we keep the same effort and money on motivating the people to visit Thalassemia center, even if 5 or 10 agree to come, it would be worth it as they get to see the patients. That itself is a motivating factor.
Also those who conduct the generic blood donation camps, if they track, can find out the no. of returning donors for every camp (despite conducting at the same place). If we use the money that we spend and the volunteers that support to take the interested donors to the Thalassemic center, it would be of much value. You are also saving the time (intangible) and money (tangible) of the Soceity resources.
If you see the trade off, you can take an informed choice on the approach.
Chakradhar garu of TeluguOne Foundation (he is not associated with it now), told me once that he does not support blood donation camps. He says that if it is beyond a point, those units will be wasted. Instead if we can go to Niloufer and donate it helps a lot as there would be lot of requirement due to deliveries/child birth.  He says that you can always inform the blood bank in advance about the time and the no. of people willing to donate, they will reserve for you the time and you can donate at the agreed time. The donors need not have to wait and every unit will be well utilized.
One of our members, Suresh Adina, told me that he will donate only at the time of surgeries as it is required the most then. He also has a concern that in the big camps blood units are wasted.
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