PM for combined efforts to ensure voluntary blood

DHAKA Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today called upon

all national and international organisations for taking combined efforts to

ensure voluntary blood donation and posthumous eye donation in the country.

She made the call in a message on the eve of 'National Voluntary Blood

Donation and Posthumous Eye Donation Day-2019'.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, in her message, called upon all including

national, international and private organisations to participate in the

humanitarian activities like Shandhani (non-government voluntary


Mentioning the contribution of Father of the Nation Sheikh Mujibur Rahman,

she said Bangabandhu realized the importance of safe blood that is why he

established 'Blood Refinance Department' at the then PG Hospital in 1972.

He (Bangabandhu) promulgated Blind Relief (Donation of Eye) Act in 1975 to

solve the problem of blindness in the country, she said.

The premier also said that the present government has established National

Eye Science Institute, Sheikh Fazilatunnessa Mujib Eye Hospital and Training

Institute in Gopalganj.

Transplantation of Human Organs Act-2018 has also been formulated under

the present government's tenure so that we can protect people against

blindness, she added

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)