A Jammu-based organisation recently felicitated a woman doctor for donating blood 53 times in a period of three decades. the Indian Society of Blood Transfusion and Immunohematology (ISBTI) awarded Kiran Sharma, a senior medical officer at the Police Hospital for her consistent contribution in the voluntary blood donation movement.
Established in 1972 after the Indo-Pak war, ISBTI focuses on encouraging people to donate blood for those who are in need of it during emergency. The institution held its 42nd national conference at Kota, Rajasthan, where it awarded the recipients for their extraordinary efforts in blood donation.
Sharma who is the only woman among the group of 10 awardees in this category said she feels inner joy in donating blood. “I am donating blood for the past 30 years. I started in 1987 when I was a student,” said Sharma. Growing up in Bhaderwah area of Doda district, Sharma later studied medicine at Rohtak Medical College.
Sharma donates blood in camps held across the Jammu region and even outside the state.
“I feel satisfaction in social work and had voluntarily joined several non-governmental organisations for the betterment of society”
The doctor has revealed that faced family issues for donating blood regardless of cast, creed, colour and religion.
“I feel satisfaction in social work and had voluntarily joined several non-governmental organisations for the betterment of society,” she said.
In October 2016, Sharma had donated blood for the 50th time on the World Blood Donors Day at a special camp held at Government Women College, Gandhi Nagar.
Sharma also works with the All-India Women Conference. As part of the organisation, she helps with the rehabilitation of destitute, abandoned and divorced women.
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