ISLAMABAD, Jun 14 (APP): Managing Director of Pakistan Bait-
ul-Mal (PBM) Barrister Abid Waheed Sheikh on Tuesday said that
voluntary blood donation remains vital for healthcare and every
blood donor is a hero of the nation.

He was talking to the media after inaugurating Blood
Collection Van for Pakistan Thalassemia Centre, on the occasion
of World Blood Donor Day.

He said that World Blood Donor Day emphasizes thanking of
blood donors who save lives every day through their blood donations
and inspires more people to donate blood voluntarily and regularly
to save the precious lives.

MD PBM told that Pakistan Thalassemia Centre is dedicated to
serve thalassemia patients of all over the country including AJK,
Gilgit Baltistan and FATA, and within one year, more than 500 poor
thalassemia patients have been provided excellent clinical and
compassionate care free of charge.

He said that PBM arranges blood camps in public places in
order to cope with the growing need of blood for Thalassemia
patients under treatment at Pakistan Thalassemia Centre.

The blood collection van is valuable addition in the existing
medical facilities for the poor thalassemics.

This van will play an imperative role for blood collection as
well as awareness campaign to prevent and eradicate the thalassemia

On the occasion, MD PBM also appealed general public to donate
their blood with the note that the blood donation is the most
precious gift of life for Thalassemia patients because their lives
are dependent on regular blood transfusions.