Blood Grouping (2016)
FCAB partnered with Sandhani, Bangladesh’s first volunteer blood donation group consisting of doctors and medical students, to organize a free blood grouping campaign. Unfortunately many villagers are unaware of their blood group making it harder to match donors during medical emergencies. Most have not had access to such free blood testing services before while others do not understand the importance of knowing this vital information. Even during this campaign, some villagers chose not to get tested due to a fear of needles. As a public health organization, FCAB will continue to provide this service periodically to ensure the entire village knows its blood group recorded in a medical information card and in a database at the clinic to make future donations or matches easier.