District Hospital Udhampur, in collaboration with District Red Cross Society, today observed 'World Blood Donor Day’ in its premises.Medical Superintendent, Dr. Narinder Bhatial was the Chief Guest on the occasion. While highlighting the importance of the day, Dr. Bhatial said that the main objective of celebrating the day is to extend thanks to all those people who have donated their blood voluntarily and encouraged others to be part of the noble cause.He stressed that many lives could be saved through blood donation and urged all the healthy people to donate blood once in three months. He further informed that many awareness programmes have been organised from time to time by the district hospital for motivating the people to donate blood. Students of ANMT school presented 'Nukad Natak' on the occasion, while a large number of volunteers also donated blood. Among others, Secretary District Red Cross Society Udhampur, Dr V.P Sharma, Officers and officials of district hospital and students of ANMT were present.