September 2015, Vol 5, Issue 9
Counselling donors is an important and integral part of blood banking. Counsellors have various roles to play in the blood banking setup. In voluntary blood donation drives, a counsellor plays the role of speaking to the donor before blood donation where he/she encourages the donor to donate and gets an assurance that required pre donation criteria is met.
The year began with merger of Project Disha and Emergency Wing, the two teams inclined towards making blood accessible and available to the needy. It was felt that it would be logistically easier if the two, otherwise separately perceived teams, worked in cohesion.
The Helpline SituationThe helpline is believed to be critical to Sankalp’s progress as an organisation.
A new hope, a new silver lining has surfaced for little children suffering from the pain and burden of thalassemia. A new Bone Marrow Transplantation unit (BMT) with an exclusive focus towards treating thalassemia children has been jointly established by Sankalp India Foundation, Cure2Children and People Tree Hospitals at Bengaluru.
Onam is the biggest and the most important festival of the state of Kerala. It is a harvest festival and is celebrated with joy and enthusiasm all over the state by people of all communities. According to a popular legend, the festival is celebrated to welcome King Mahabali, whose spirit is said to visit Kerala at the time of Onam. Onam is celebrated in the beginning of the month of Chingam, the first month of Malayalam Calendar (Kollavarsham). This corresponds with the month of August-September according to Gregorian Calendar. Carnival of Onam lasts from four to ten days. First day, Atham and tenth day, Thiruonam are most important of all.