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RPF personnel to the aid of children with thalassemia

Lending a helping hand to the cause of children suffering from Thalassemia, Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel conducted a blood donation camp on the RPF office premises at the railway station here on Tuesday.

The camp was organised in association with the town-based Sankalpa Voluntary Organisation as part of RPF Raising Day celebrations.

Collector R.V. Karnan inaugurated the camp and lauded the initiative to help Thalassemia-affected children, who need blood transfusion at regular intervals. RPF personnel led by Inspector K. Madhusudan donated blood at the camp.

In all, around 60 volunteers including the RPF and the Government Railway Police (GRP) officers and staff, railway employees, parcel and licence porters, autorickshaw and taxi drivers, several students and faculty members of the SR&BGNR Government Arts and Science College, and Childline (1098) members donated blood.

The gesture of the RPF personnel towards the Thalassemia-affected children and RPF Inspector’s initiative in raising awareness on blood donation coinciding with the RPF Raising Day celebrations evoked wide appreciation from the commuters and local residents.

Source: thehindu.com

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