By Shweta Raj Kanwar | December 23, 2018
, so said Lorenzo P Warjri, Working President of Meghalaya State Kickboxing Association at a volunatry blood donation camp on December 21. "Blood sees no tribe, community, race or religion. All it sees is humanity"
In what may be termed as a noble gesture by the Kickboxing champions of Meghalaya, they have pledged before the arrival of the new year that they would be donating their blood voluntarily every three months so as to alleviate the state from the clutches of of high infant/mother mortality rate.
The Meghalaya State Kickboxing Association (MSKA) under the aegis of its social wing Society for the welfare of Blood Donors held a blood donation camp on December 21 at Hotel Assembly, Shillong wherein the Kickboxing Champions from the state of Meghalaya who won laurels at the national as well as the international front pledged to donate blood every three months and save a life.
It may be mentioned that on December 5, 2018 after the end of WAKO India Senior National Kickboxing Championship 2018 in Kolkata, the 19 medalists from Meghalaya and others from the state Kickboxing Fraternity decided to move forward for the social cause in healthcare with voluntary blood donation camp which was conducted in Shillong as stated above in association with NEIGRIHMS.
Dr. Lutika Lyngdoh, In-charge Blood Bank, NEIGRIHMS, Shillong shared deep insights on the importance of blood donation as well as the need for such camps in the state at a time when the state has recorded high infant as well as mother mortality rate, a major reason for which is due to the anemic condition of the new mother.
It is important to mention here that the Meghalaya Kickboxers have earned laurels not only nationally but also at an international level and that too without any government aid or support. And despite all odds, the Meghalaya State Kickboxing Association (MSKA) through its social welfare wing has come up with an initiative to alleviate the state from the pressure of shortage of blood which has become a matter of deep concern in the recent past.