Source: The News (Pakistan) 

Students at the Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST) at the Islamabad campus now intend to establish a full-fledge permanent camp at its Islamabad campus to save the lives of the patients, who are in urgent need of blood.

Encouraged by the success of a recent blood donation project, students are going to undertake this new initiative in collaboration with Burhani Bank and Armed Force Institute of Transfusion (AFIT), Pakistan. Under the proposed programme, students will carry out a drive across the country's capital, Islamabad, aimed at apprising people of the importance of blood donation and to motivate them towards this trend in order to save the precious lives that could probably be lost due to non-availability of blood.

In this regard students will go from door to door to find blood donors, display banners at different points in the city as well as within their campus attracting potential blood donors.

Recently, students at the SZABIST established a two-day camp at Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, in collaboration with Burhani Blood Camp, AFIT Pakistan and Thalassaemia Centre and collected 177 bags of blood for Thalassaemia patients.