SCORP was a part of the blood donation campaign organized by SCOPH on the 13th of January, 2017. The title of the stall was Hoping ignorance vanishes is not enough, where we raised awareness on the various issues such as the diseases that can be transmitted through unsafe blood transfusion and body fluids like HIV, hepatitis, the need for voluntary unpaid donors and the benefits of blood donation.
Student volunteers spoke about the issue of blood shortage all around the world as well as in Oman. There is a huge disparity between the amount of blood donated annually and its need globally, 40% of the blood collected each year is donated to developing countries which is home to 80% of the world’s population.
Being a committee which stands for human rights, we emphasized mostly on the stigma and discrimination that people with STDs suffer from for example the fact that they are debarred from attending school and don’t have access to medical healthcare. We aimed to change the attitudes of people towards people that suffer from the diseases by talking about how they can bring about a change in their behaviors and mentality and provide a safe environment for people with the disease and help them be an integral part of the society where they can fend for themselves.
Area of Activity
Organ, Marrow and Tissue Donation
the general public had a misconception about STDs which we tried to eradicate to the best of our capabilities. There was mixed feedback for this event
Time frame of the Activity
Student council budget
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Tanzeela Shuja, [email protected]