For better accessibility to both patients and donors, the Rotary Challa Blood Bank being run by RC Hyderabad Deccan, RID 3150, was shifted to the Zoi Hospitals, Somajiguda, in the city. Earlier, it was operating from the premises of the Challa Nursing Home in Ameerpet.
The blood bank, providing blood and its components either free or at subsidised cost to less privileged patients, has all the modern facilities for component separation and has a fully equipped blood donation van. Over the years, the club had invested ₹2 crore in the blood bank, funded partly by a global grant to the tune of $99,000 and the balance through the club’s service account.
The 10-year-old centre has collected over 15,000 units of blood which was used mostly to benefit the disadvantaged. DG Rajasekhar Reddy Talla inaugurated the new premises of the blood bank in the presence of its chairman DGN Sharath Choudhary, managing trustee Sharmila Jain, club president Vandith Reddy, past president Vishwanath and AG Sailesh Gumidelli among others.