President asks youth to donate blood regularly

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi has appealed the youth of the country to make donating blood after every three months a regular feature.
The President was addressing a ceremony organized in Islamabad on Tuesday afternoon in memory of the affectees of devastating earthquake of October 08, 2005.
Dr Arif Alvi said there will be no dearth of availability of blood to meet emergencies and cater to the needs of diseases like Thalassemia and Dengue if two percent of the nation starts donating blood after every three months on a regular basis. The President thanked Turkey for donating blood collection van and urged the Red Crescent Society to replicate this in provinces to collect blood.–Agencies