A mobile Rotary IMA Blood Bank was flagged off by RC Tirupur Smart City, RID 3202, through a global grant project called ‘The Life on Wheels’.
The well-equipped van designed at a cost of ₹41.59 lakh has facility to receive blood donations from three persons simultaneously and can store up to 150 units of blood. It can collect 100 units of blood a day.
“This vehicle will help us to create awareness on blood donation through its public address system, hold camps in remote, rural areas and enhance Rotary’s public image,” said project chairman K Ganeshamoorthy.
While the club roped in RC Wuse Central Abuja, Nigeria, RID 9125, as its international partner, RCs Tirupur South and Tirupur Metal Town were the associate partners for the project.