On Thursday,18th January, members of the KGS community, along with their friends and families came together to donate blood and contribute to an important cause.The event was the annual Blood Donation Camp organised by the KGS Lifeline,on the Kindergarten and Junior premises, in collaboration with the Indus and Hussaini Blood Banks, through which 640 units of blood were collected.
Lifeline volunteers had met the children class wise, distributed heart shaped cookies, explained how this act of giving could make a real difference in another person’s life and encouraged them to bring in as many donors as possible.
A Bake Sale and a ‘competition’ between the four Houses to see which House could pledge the most donors motivated the children to spread awareness for this cause and invite people to donate. For the first time ever, a Souvenir Sale was held earlier in the week to raise funds in a creative and fun way through the sale of students’ original, art-based products,such as loom bands and bracelets,bird houses, bookmarks etc.
On the day of the camp, the outer field, which had been converted into a makeshift hospital, looked very festive with colourful balloons and banners displayed all around.Students,wearing something red to mark this occasion, came down section wise to take a tour and saw donors having their blood pressure and iron levels checked and also viewed the blood donation process.
Karachi Grammar School expresses its thanks and appreciation to all the donors who took time out to be the change makers in someone’s life. To the Lifeline volunteers, doctors, technicians and our domestic staff, thank you, we couldn’t have done it without you!