PESHAWAR, June 14: The Hamza Foundation, a social welfare organization, held a ceremony in Peshawar Press Club in connection with the World Blood Donor Day today.
The chairman of the organization, Mr Aijaz Ali Khan, said on the occasion that Pakistan needed more than 2.6 million blood bags every year and that more than 70% of the blood was given to thalassemia patients.
He said 25% blood was donated by people while the remaining comes from other sources.
“Blood donation never affects the health of the boys and girls negatively as they can easily recover the blood. There is a Quranic verse that if someone saves the life of one person, it is as if he saves the lives of the entire mankind,” he added.