Kharadi, 27th January 2024: The Surendra Pathare Foundation’s annual blood donation camp shattered previous records, collecting an impressive total of 3671 blood bags at the Rajaram Bhiku Pathare Stadium in Kharadi on January 26th, Friday. This significant achievement surpassed the collection figures of the previous years, marking a substantial contribution to addressing the ongoing blood shortage in the state.
The blood donation camp, an initiative spearheaded by the Surendra Pathare Foundation, was inaugurated by Bapusaheb Pathare, former MLA of the Wadgaon Sheri Constituency. The event garnered an overwhelming response from citizens, showcasing the community’s commitment to supporting crucial healthcare initiatives.
This annual Blood Donation Camp has become a tradition since 2021, coinciding with Republic Day, to address the persistent shortage of blood in the state. Over the past three years, a total of 8690 blood bags have been collected through this initiative. The Foundation not only focuses on blood collection but also actively engages in raising public awareness about the importance of blood donation.
Expressing his satisfaction with the unprecedented success of the camp, Surendra Pathare, president of Surendra Pathare Foundation, conveyed gratitude to all the blood donors and everyone involved in organizing the event. He remarked, “We are happy that this camp is being conducted due to the phenomenal response from blood donors. The blood transfusion record of the previous three years was broken this time.”
Various blood banks, including Akshay Blood Bank, Sassoon General Hospital Blood Bank, and Red Plus Blood Bank, benefited significantly from the immense support received during the blood donation camp. The event was graced by the presence of notable figures such as Kasba Constituency MLA Ravindra Dhangekar of Congress, Shirur Constituency MLA Ashok Pawar, BJP Pune Ex-City President and Ex-MLA Jagdish Mulik, BJP Maharashtra State General Secretary and Ex-Mayor Muralidhar Mohol, as well as Chandan Nagar Police Inspector Manisha Patil.
Surendra Pathare reassured the community that the Blood Donation Camp would continue to be an annual event on Republic Day, expressing gratitude to all citizens who generously contributed to this noble cause.