Thalassaemic Children Welfare Association (Regd.), PGIMER Chandigarh organizes several voluntarily Blood Donation Camps every year to collect 8000-9000 units of blood for its 410 thalassemic children, for whom blood is lifeline for their survival. They need blood transfusion after every 2-3 weeks for whole of their lives for maintaining blood haemoglobin level around 10 mg.Out of these camps, six camps are organized at PGI, Chandigarh and one camp at GMCH 32 during summer months, when there is acute shortage of blood in these blood banks due to several reasons, so that our thalassemics are not deprived of the regular blood supply for transfusion.This camp was 149th camp organized by the Association on 4th July, 2015 at the Zakir Hall of the PGI. In this camp 326 units of blood was collected for the blood bank of PGI, Chandigarh. The camp was inaugurated by Sh. Vikas Pratap, IAS Secretary Personnel-Govt. of Punjab. He appreciated the efforts being made by the Association. He distributed the mementoes to the blood donors. This camp was held under the supervision of Prof. Neelam Marwaha, Head, Department of Transfusion Medicine, PGIMER, Chandigarh.