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Blood is considered a rare Biologic Drug. Blood costs nothing to give, yet is more valuable than any other resource on earth. The reason being that this precious resource can only be replenished by one way-By donating Blood! There are sufficient potential donors available but they do not come forward for donation unless asked. Similarly just setting up a Blood Bank will never be able to cater to the growing Blood demand in our community. So Swasthya Kalyan requests you or your organization to come forward and take an initiative to organize a Blood-donation Camp. We ensure you of our support at every possible step, in this noble act.

About voluntary Blood donation


In India we need about 9 million units of blood every year, but only about 4.2 million units are collected every year. This means a shortage of more than 50%!
Though Science has made countless discoveries and inventions, we are not yet able to make this magic potion which has no substitute. Requirement of safe blood is increasing and regular voluntary blood donations are vital for blood transfusion services. According to a survey, in every three seconds, someone in the world needs blood transfusion. But this tremendous demand for blood is not taken care of even by the hospitals and blood banks. Records say that about 60% of the population is eligible to donate blood, however only a small fraction of less than 5% volunteer for this cause.
Voluntary blood donation is a supreme service to mankind and Voluntary blood donors are the cornerstone of a safe and adequate supply of blood and blood products. The safest blood donors are voluntary, non-remunerated blood donors from low-risk populations. For a safe blood service in our country, where comprehensive laboratory tests are neither possible nor pragmatic, it is best to switch over to 100% voluntary donations. Thus, one of our key strategies to enhance blood safety is to focus on motivating non-remunerated blood donors and phasing out even replacement donors.

Goals and objectives of voluntary Blood donation

The aim is to wipe off the scarcity of blood and ensure availability of safe and quality blood and other blood components, round the clock and throughout the year. This will lead to alleviation of human sufferings, even to the far-flung remote areas in the country. The objective of voluntary Blood donation is perhaps one of the most perfect examples of altruism in action. Let us clearly identify the objectives:

dot To provide safe and quality blood and blood components, round the clock, at affordable cost
dot To motivate and maintain a permanent record of voluntary blood donors.
dot To educate the community on the beneficial aspects of blood donation and harmful effect of collecting blood from paid donors.
dot To promote AIDS awareness and education to the general public.
dot To assist various Organizations, Clubs, Colleges, Public & Private Institutions and the Public to conduct voluntary blood donation drives and arrange for motivational talks to increase the number of voluntary non-remunerated blood donors every year.
Role of voluntary blood donor organization


Any company, community organization, or individual can host a blood drive. Every year, many organizations join hands with Swasthya Kalyan Blood Bank to organize blood camps.

An ideal model for the foundation of a safe blood supply is a committed group of healthy, altruistic blood donors who have been recruited by a well-organized and dynamic blood donor organization. Countries that have efficient voluntary blood donor organizations are able to sustain a constant inflow of donors. So voluntary blood donor organizations play a vital role in the delivery of health care in our region and are responsible for brightening thousands of area lives each year. You can learn more about what you and your organization can do to brighten the lives of area patients in need of transfusions through these pages.

Requirements for Organizing a Camp

Organize a Planning Committee

The planning committee is in charge of the logistics of the blood drive, as well as recruitment of blood donors. The planning committee will look after the following areas:

dot Logistics: They decide regarding the date and venue of the blood drive. They usually co-ordinate with the Blood Bank personnel to help with set-up the day of the drive. : Involvement of a Blood Bank is necessary to ensure proper collection of blood, storage and transfer.
dot Recruitment: The committee must ensure that proper steps have been taken to ensure high donor turnout. E.g. personally asking people to donate either face-to-face or by phone or e-mail and marketing the blood drive at high-trafficked locations or organizational events.
dot Publicity:The committee must see to it that the Blood Drive is well-Publicized with posters and flyers as well as through word of mouth.
dot Scheduling and Reminding Donors: The committee must ensure that each potential donor is signed and he/she must be duly reminded on time.
dot Taking approval from State Blood Transfusion Council (SBTC): This council grants permission to Blood Bank to hold the camp. Beside regular camps, each SBTC fixes a particular date every month in their state, to organize Blood donation camps throughout the districts of their state.
dot Involving Donor Motivators / Social Workers: They help to motivate the community and also provide supervisory support during the camp.
dot Seeking support of Blood Donor Organization / NGOs/ Red Ribbon Clubs: The committee must involve them to coordinate a planned, well-organized camp.
dot Organizers: They provide the infrastructure to hold the camp and also provide the list of committed healthy blood donors.
dot Sponsors: They help to meet the expenses of camps and publicity by offering Financial support.
Deciding on the location of the camp

There are two options:

dot A) Host the blood drive in a bloodmobile parked outside your organization. In most cases, your organization is responsible for providing space to park the bloodmobile.
dot B) Invite Swasthya Kalyan Blood Bank staff to help you set up their beds and equipment in a designated room or space inside your location. Your organization is responsible for scheduling a room or space for the mobile blood drive. It would be best if the location is within 25 kms of Swasthya Kalyan Blood Bank. Click here to see the location of our Blood Bank.
DInfrastructure required

For Blood donation process to be carried out smoothly, we will require the following set-up:

dot At least 2 rooms with toilet /washroom facilities
dot The rooms must have electricity, fans /air conditioner.
dot Table and chair

Please note that before finalization, The concerned authority from our Blood Bank will visit the proposed site to ensure suitability of the place.

Pattern of assistance provided by NACO (National AIDS Control Organization)

An amount of Rupees 2500/- per camp will be allocated to the State Blood Transfusion Council. An equal contribution will be provided by the States/U.Ts through their state grants. Thus an amount of Rs. 5000/- should be made available for one camp. Support for conducting the camp includes: a) Donor refreshment b) Donor Certificates c) Donor badges/pins d) Facility for transportation- hiring a vehicle, POL, etc. e) DA for staff attending the camps f) Banner/Posters/IEC materials

Note: some of the above-mentioned activities are occasionally borne by the organizers, like donor refreshment banners, posters, etc .Donor certificates, Donor badges, Donor pins can be prepared in bulk by SBTC and distributed to the blood banks or camp organizers. A minimum of 75 -100 blood units is required to be collected from each blood donation camp. If the number of donors are less in one camp, then few camps are combined together to make the number of units as 75-100 and this is considered as one camp. The fund, in this case is utilized accordingly.

Contact us

We know that organizing Blood Camp calls for lot of planning, creativity and hard work. With minimal time and effort, your organization can make a tremendous impact on hundreds - even thousands - of lives. We would be more than willing to help you in this noble act. You can contact us at:

Swasthya Kalyan Blood Bank
125, Milap Nagar, Tonk Road,

Phone: 0141-2721771, 0141-2545293 Help Line: 0141-2724988 Fax: 0141-2576205, 0141-2720259 Email:

Download the request form

Do you think you or your organization would be willing to host a Blood Donation Camp? If YES, then Click here.