The Department of Transfusion Medicine and blood centre of Dr.Pinnameneni Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Foundation has celebrated World blood donor day on 14.6.22 at Drs.Sudha and Nageswara Rao Tele medicine Hall.The slogan for the World blood donor day 2022 by the WHO this year is “Donating Blood is an act of Solidarity.Join the efforts and save lives”.On this occasion Dr.C.Nageswara Rao, Director general and President,SAGTE and Principal Dr.PSN Murthy launched “SAMRAKSH” a new initiative of Dr.Pinnameneni SIMS-“Siddhartha Accademy Motivators for RAKthdaan Services and Health Screening” with an aim to sensitise and promote voluntary blood donation in all the 16 institutions of Siddhartha Accademy.Dr.V.Kalyan Chakravarthy, Professor of Pathology also appealed to the NSS co-ordinators of the 16 institutions of Siddhartha Accademy for creating awareness and need for donor registry with blood groups and hemoglobin screening for regular blood donation to maintain adequate supplies and timely acess to safe blood transfusion.Dr.Jasmine Sultana, transfusion Medicine specialist has given vote of thanks and concluded the session with blood donation oath with a pledge on this day to spread the message as much as we can to make people aware of this noble cause and the importance of Voluntary blood donation in everyone’s life.