HANDWARA, DEC 17 – Bilqees Ara by donating blood generously, has saved more than a Dozen lives in the last 10 years across North Kashmir . Today she donated her 30th blood point at District Hospital Handwara
Bilqees feels that it is the duty of every healthy person to donate blood. “I want to donate blood till the end of my life. We would anyway provide first aid ” she says.
Showcasing spirit of womanhood at the frontline, Bilqees, The saviour of many lives, Kupwara ASHA worker sets example, donates blood 30 times.
Bilqees Ara an Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) worker from Gundchabotra village of Kralgund Tehsil has set an example for people by donating blood twenty four times during the last nine years and thus saving a number of lives.
Bilqees, a young woman, has been working in the health department since January 2012 as ASHA worker and the importance of donating blood has dawned on her when after a few months of her appointment a pregnant woman needed blood desperately.
“I still remember when a pregnant lady of our locality whom I had accompanied to District Hospital Handwara for delivery. During her delivery a desperate need of blood arose and since no male from her family was present that time, I rose to the occasion and donated blood for the first time,” said Bilqees.
Bilqees happens to be a regular and registered blood donor at District Hospital Handwara where she has donated blood more than twelve times so far. She has also donated blood at Sub District Hospital Kupwara and LD Srinagar on several occasions.
“I am a registered blood donor, whenever a need arises the officials at Blood Bank DH Handwara call me and within the shortest span of time I make myself available to donate blood,” she said.
The officials at Blood Bank Handwara acknowledged the fact that with Bilqees setting the trend, several women volunteers have come forward and are regular blood donors.