PM for combined efforts to ensure voluntary blood

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DHAKA, Nov 1, 2019 (BSS) – 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