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Columbia Asia Hospitals conducted a blood donation drive to support and encourage blood donation during the Covid times

Bangalore, 16th June 2020: Columbia Asia Hospitals, Bangalore conducted a blood donation drive to encourage and support the need of blood donation to save lives. Columbia Asia Hospitals at Yeshwanthpur, Whitefield and Sarjapur have undertaken this initiative in order to spread awareness and urge everyone to play their role in saving lives during the pandemic.

Blood donation is very critical during the time of COVID-19 and there is a need to educate people about the importance of donating blood for those in need. The blood donors are no less than superheroes for showing courage by fearlessly stepping out and volunteering during the ongoing pandemic situation. 

The event was attended by blood donors, doctors, nursing and other paramedical staff. The hospital management inaugurated the event and they took the occasion of World Blood Donors Day to highlight the importance of the blood support in emergency wards and the ICU. Doctors encouraged and informed people at the event on the need for more voluntary donors in India in order to fill in the gaps, especially due to the Coronavirus pandemic. 

The awareness event saw participation of more than 150 donors across all the three hospitals. The hospitals have implemented all WHO and ICMR mandated safety protocols. The event had display of posters, standees, brochures and social media platforms conveying the key message of the importance of blood donation. 

About Columbia Asia India

Columbia Asia is an international private healthcare company founded by an American entrepreneur, Mr. Daniel Baty in 1996. From the outset, Columbia Asia envisioned to provide quality, affordable healthcare services easily accessible to the community - driven by our vision statement, a passion for making people better.

Today, Columbia Asia operates 11 hospitals in India located in the cities of Bangalore, Mysore, Kolkata, Delhi NCR (Ghaziabad and Gurgaon), Pune and Patiala. 

With 100 to 200 beds per hospital, it leverages modern technology to provide efficient specialist care and to reduce length of hospital stays which results in more cost-effective care. The hospitals of Columbia Asia provide a wide array of specialist services such as General Surgery, Paediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Orthopaedics, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Cardiology, Neurosurgery, Bariatric surgery; and super specialist services in Transplantations (Liver, Kidney and Heart), Oncology, Cardiac surgeries, Robotic Surgeries (Urology, Gastroenterology, Gynaecology), etc. Some of the hospitals also provide specialized services like paediatric neurodevelopment and DBS (Deep Brain Stimulation). These are appropriately supported by ancillary services that include an Intensive Care Unit, Neonatal Care Unit, Physiotherapy, Laboratory, Pharmacy and Imaging. 

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