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180 Officers & Other Ranks Donate Blood To Mannar & Anuradhapura Hospitals

In response to a request made by the Teaching Hospital at Anuradhapura and the Mannar General Hospital over shortage of blood for infusion to the patients, 54 Division troops under the guidance of the General Officer Commanding Major General Indrajith Bandara got two blood donation programmes organized at the 54 Division Headquarters and the 7 Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR) camp on Sunday (14), subjected to health guidelines, prescribed by medical authorities.

124 Officers and Other Ranks of the 54 Division Headquarters, under command Brigades and Units volunteered to offer their blood during the programme conducted at the 54 Division. Blood thus donated would replenish blood quantities at both Anuradhapura and Mannar Hospitals.

A medical team from General Hospital Mannar, together with the medical staff of the Main Dressing Station at the 54 Division HQ conducted this pogramme.