Navy blood donation campaign organized in view of 2566th Sri Sambuddha Jayanthi concludes successfully

Following the directives of Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne, Sri Lanka Navy organized a series of blood donation campaigns in each naval command. The timely drive commenced in parallel with the 2566th Sri Sambuddha Jayanthi came to a successful end on 16th June 2022, with the final programme held in the Western Naval Command.

As part of this Naval Social Responsibility initiative, altogether 09 blood donation drives were organized in 07 Naval Commands. Commencing the Navy blood donation campaign, the Eastern Naval Command organized the first event of it's kind on 16th May and another effort on 30th May as well. Meanwhile, similar programmes were held in the Southern, Northern, Southeastern and Northwestern Naval Commands on 17th, 20th, 22nd and 23rd May respectively. The blood donation campaign organized by the North Central Naval Command was conducted on 10th June whereas the Western Naval Command conducted two programmes on 08th and 16th June, marking the end of this timely initiative.

The objective of these events was to replenish much needed blood stocks for blood banks at several hospitals across the island. These magnanimous efforts were carried out under the supervision of respective Area Commanders, in coordination with blood banks and the donation campaigns were well supported by the Navy medical staff. A large number of naval personnel from all naval commands donated blood voluntarily, making this timely effort a total success.