June 12, 2019, Georgetown, Guyana
Lincoln American University's Student Governing Association (SGA) organized the first Annual Blood Donation Drive on June 10, 2019. Arrangements for the blood donation were made in the University campus, and students, who are currently studying medicine in Guyana at University’s Georgetown campus, were encouraged to come forward for the good cause, participate in the drive and donate blood with the theme of “Give Blood, Give Life.”
The event was inaugurated on the bright Monday morning at 09:00 in the presence of University members, students, and honored guests including:
- Dr. Pedro Lewis, Director of National Blood Bank, Guyana
- Lt Col Jessica Hughes, Director, Air Force Blood Program
- Mr. G.V. Ranganath, Registrar, Lincoln American University
- Mr. Sourav Mohanty, President, Student Governing Association
- Ms. Nalini Deodat, Vice-President, Student Governing Association
Before accepting requests for blood donations, proper arrangements were made for the health check-up of the applicants to check the temperature, pulse rate, blood pressure, hemoglobin level, and other health factors to ensure that potential donors fulfill all the pre-requisites of blood donation. After the check-up, only eligible applicants were allowed to go forward with the donation.
The occasion was graced by Dr. Pedro Lewis, Director of National Blood Bank, Guyana, and Lt Col Jessica Hughes, Director, Air Force Blood Program, who applauded the University’s welfare and community initiative to help the people in need.
In the drive, along with students, faculty and staff members also participated and donated blood.
Proper arrangements were made for the donors to lie down and relax for a while immediately after blood donation, followed by a treat with the ample facilities for refreshments. During donor refreshments, all the participants were provided with the healthy food and drinks for a quick recovery.
After donating blood, a sense of satisfaction and happiness could be seen on the faces of donor students and other participants on making their contribution towards the betterment of society.
The event marked another selfless act of humanity by Lincoln American University Family where each aspiring doctor is provided not just with an environment of academic excellence for medical education in Guyana but an environment where one can thrive personally as well as socially and work for the betterment of the world. Also, besides the commitment to provide the best possible medical education in Guyana to students from diverse countries worldwide and the aspiration to be counted amongst the top medical colleges in America, LAU is committed to contribute to the betterment of health, education, and economy of Guyana and the holistic well-being of all the University members and Guyanese and we believe that collectively, these little yet impactful efforts, can make a difference.