Every 2 seconds, someone in the United States gets a blood transfusion. Blood can only be obtained from another human being. Once donated it lasts only 42 days. So, the demand for blood and blood products remains high. Due to ongoing Covid and the implications it has on donors and supply chain, the shortage for blood has become acute. AAPIQLI has undertaken a service initiative to donate blood, in coordination with NY Blood Center and local organizations, TLCA (Telugu Literary and Cultural Organization), TANA (North American Telugu Association). This was conducted at Broadway Mall, Hicksville on Mar 5, 2022. Members of AAPIQLI and its office led by example. Donors today included Dr. Vinni Jayam, the President of AAPIQLI, Dr. Sunil Mehra, ex-President, Dr. Inderpal Chhabra, Dr. Nakul Karkare, Dr. Arun Gupta, Dr. Rakesh Kakani, Dr. Kavita Reddy and attended by Dr. Rajgopal Holalkare, Dr. Krishan Kumar, and Dr. Jagdish Gupta, Chair BOT. The event was coordinated by Drs. Meena Ahluwalia and Dr. Jyothi Jasti, Chair, Service Committee. The drive was massively successful with all slots available fully utilized.
We would like to reiterate the fact that Covid related virus is not transmissible via blood and the viral titers in donated blood even if tested are negligible. So, it is safe for both donors and recipients alike.
DONATE BLOOD and SAVE LIVES.