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New Delhi: Indian Health Secretary P K Pradhan  is advocating the need for revamping blood donation services saying that various blood agencies should be interconnected to ensure easy access.

 

Addressing the World Red Cross Day function, he said a revamp was needed to ensure blood donation scene.

 

"Networking of various agencies like Rotary, Red Cross and local agencies will help in tackling emergency situations as presently agencies don't give you blood even if you have donated in some other agency," Pradhan said.

 

He added that  various blood agencies should be interconnected to ensure easy access.

 

Lauding the contribution of youth in successful eradication of polio, he said that it was young volunteers who mobilised the community and made cent per cent immunisitation possible.

 

"It was young volunteers who worked at the grassroot levels and mobilised people by creating awareness among them for the need to get their children vaccinated. Volunteers can play a key role in the success of many other projects," he said.

 

The Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) celebrated World Red Cross Day on the occasion of 184th birthday of its founder, Henri Dunant.