In parallel with the celebration of Vesak festival, a special blood donation campaign conducted by the staff members of the Jaffna Teaching Hospital took place at the hospital premises on 28 April 2018.
This event had been organized under the guidance of Commander Northern Naval Area, Rear Admiral Meril Wickramasinghe, after a request made by Dr. (Mrs.) KCD Senevirathne, Consultant Transfusion Physician, Northern Province Regional Blood Bank. A large number of naval personnel attached to the establishments, ships and craft belonging to the Northern Naval Command voluntarily donated blood during the campaign. The staff of the Jaffna Teaching Hospital also rendered their fullest cooperation for the successful conduct of this meritorious act.
By the same token, Northern Naval Command conducted a similar blood donation campaign on 07 April 2018 to replenish urgent blood stock requirement of the Teaching Hospital, Jaffna for the benefit of thousands of innocent patients in the region.