Activities undertaken by Aarohi
Voluntary Blood Donation Camps are the source of Blood. In the 3 months from September to November of 2016 we have had 22 camps at various locations. Aarohi is an intermediary between these selfless people and the children requiring Blood.
ABB Drawing and Painting Project:
To create a bond between blood donor and recipient ABB undertook this project where Thalassemia Kids and other students from society started making drawings and paintings on the common theme of Blood Donation. The material required like chart paper, color pencils, crayons etc were provided by ABB. Nearly 20 kids participated in this month-long drive. We selected some 12 drawings and paintings and framed these selected ones which we started gifting it to blood donors and organizations which support us. This is also our small endeavor to connect the donor and recipient and convey the recipients Thankfulness / Gratitude towards the donor.
ABB Annual Day Celebrations:
On 29th October ABB celebrated its 7th Anniversary where we invited Thalassemia Kids and their parents, donors, students and other people who support us.
We had some entertaining activities for the kids like Mimickery by Sanghameshwar from Aashayein Foundation.
Thalassemia Kids also participated in this event by Singing and Dancing.
After the cake cutting the kids were given return gifts from ABB.
Know Your Blood Bank / Tour of ABB :
In our attempt to reach out to the common public and let them know how a blood bank functions we invited students of Stay Active Program from Attapur who visited ABB with their parents. They were shown all the steps involved in blood banking from receiving the Donor for Blood Donation of blood sample from patients to the issuing of blood. We also had a short visit to Centre for Thalassemia and Blood Disorder in the same building as ABB.
The students and parents interacted with Thalassemia Kids and their Parents and got acquainted with the issues faced by them.
ABB Q & A Project:
Questionnaire based Survey to understand the Knowledge, Attitude and Practices (KAP) of donors...This survey is done while the blood donation camp is conducted...This is also a strategy to engage the donors while they are waiting or during the post donation phase...The results or correct answers are shared with the donors during the camp itself in a group and in a interactive way with all the reasoning...So far almost 250 donors are covered and we wish to complete 500 donors by end of this year...
Community Out Reach Activities:
To reach out to the common public and connect new people to ABB’s work and to promote Voluntary Blood Donation aware programmes were conducted.
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