President Dr Arif Alvi has appealed the youth to make it a regular feature to donate blood after every three months.
He was addressing a function in Islamabad on Tuesday afternoon organized in memory of the affectees of earthquake 2005.
Dr Arif Alvi said there will be no dearth of availability of blood to meet emergencies and cater to the needs of diseases like Thalassemia and Dengue if two percent of the nation starts donating blood after every three months on a regular basis.
The President thanked Turkey for donating blood collection van and urged the Red Crescent Society to replicate this in provinces to collect blood.
Dr Arif Alvi said Pakistani nation has great resilience to cope with natural calamities by forging joint efforts. He said the people of Pakistan generously had donated to help their brethren affected in 2005 earthquake.