Bangladesh Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) in collaboration with Bangladesh Red Crescent Society has organized a blood donation program on 18 June 2023 at BGMEA Complex.
BGMEA President Faruque Hassan has inaugurated this week-long program from 18th June to 24th June while a number of BGMEA officials have donated their blood voluntarily to serve humanity.
Md. Shahidullah Azim, Vice President of BGMEA; Major General (Rtd.) ATM Abdul Wahab, Chairman of Bangladesh Red Crescent Society; Brigdier General (Dr.) S.M Humayun Kabir (Retd), Director of Holy Family Red Crescent Medical College Hospital and other Chairs from the different standing committees of BGMEA were also present during the inaugural ceremony.
Blood donors are given Donor Cards by the Bangladesh Red Crescent during the program. The donors will get free blood from Red Crescent whenever needed by showing this card.
BGMEA President Faruque Hassan said “With the aim of building a sustainable industry, the current board of BGMEA has taken the strategic Sustainability Vision 2030 where people have been given the highest priority. Our motto is to forever work for the well-being of the people of Bangladesh and humankind at large, inside and outside the industry.”
“There is a severe shortage of safe blood in our country. Currently, many thalassemia patients, dialysis patients, and chemotherapy patients are not getting blood as per demand. So our program is to encourage people to donate blood voluntarily” he said.
"It is important to increase social awareness about blood donation," he said.
He urged all member factories of BGMEA, and BKMEA as well as all commercial, government and private organizations to come forward and save the lives of people by promoting voluntary blood donation program.
It’s important to mention that Bangladesh Red Crescent Society as a government-approved blood donation center has been carrying out blood collection and distribution activities through its various blood banks for a long time.
BGMEA President expressed his sincere thanks to the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society on behalf of the garment industry for doing such a great program across the country.