Chennai, 17 December 2019: A special postal stamp in recognition of the contribution of Apollo Hospitals towards Blood Donation awareness and Blood transfusion services was released by The Department of Post, Government of India recently, Mr. Alok Ojha, Senior Superintendent of Post Offices, Central Division handed the first stamp to Dr. Prathap C Reddy, Chairman Apollo Hospitals Group.
Blood bank is an integral partner required to realise this goal. A network of integrated hospital transfusion services that are supported by both on-site and central laboratory facilities Apollo Chennai Blood Bank serves seven hospitals of the group in Chennai .It is self-containing, regulated by the Drug Controller General of India and is nationally recognised as an industry leader for our expertise, innovation and initiatives in Transfusion Medicine since 1984.
Blood transfusion is a core service within health care systems and individuals who donate their blood provide a unique contribution to the health and survival of others. The donation of blood by voluntary non-remunerated blood donors is recognized as being crucial for the safety and sustainability of national blood supplies.
Since 1984 Apollo Hospitals has built a sustainable base of safe blood donors who have been the most vocal ambassadors in the community and they have motivated more people to join the movement. Improved public awareness by various media has also helped in sustaining the momentum. Recogonising this effort, The Department of Post has released a Postal Stamp honouring Apollo Hospitals Group for building awareness on Blood Donation and for providing seamless Blood Transfusion Services