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PUCSL thanks blood donors

The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) expresses its gratitude for the great interest and support showed by the people.

in donating blood to meet the national need during this COVID pandemic. Over 500 pints of blood have already been supplied for national need.

The PUCSL has organised 12 blood transfusion camps islandwide in a month at the request of the National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS) with the assistance of islandwide electricians, civil organisations of the electricians and the public. Five of the donation camps have already been completed and steps are being taken to host the remaining camps in this month.

The PUCSL held its first blood donation camps in the Kurunegala, Puttalam, Anuradhapura and Ratnapura Districts where blood was urgently needed, and over 800 blood donors participated in these camps. Over 500 pints of blood were donated as required by the Blood Transfusion Centres at the first five camps.

The camps are held adhering to the health guidelines and the registering of blood donors, providing them with a time slot to attend the camp and permission to travel during the travel restrictions were carried out online with the support of the Blood Bank.

PUCSL Chairman Janaka Ratnayake said that at the end of May, the National Blood Transfusion Center requested PUCSL assistance in obtaining blood for national need and with the assistance of the Electricians’ Organizations, which have been established in various parts of the country, the camps were organised expeditiously.

“In less than 10 days, the first five camps were organised in the main districts that desperately need blood. We donated nearly 500 pints of blood to those camps, depending on the needs of the Blood Transfusion Centres in each district. Our goal is to donate 2,500 pints of blood to the blood bank,” he said.

“Seven more special blood donation camps will be held in the Ratnapura, Kandy, Polonnaruwa, Gampaha, Jaffna and Mullaitivu Districts this month. We will continue to support to organize and supply blood as needed in the future,” he said.

“The PUCSL expressed its gratitude and appreciation for the great interest and participation in donating blood.