L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) entered into an agreement with NTR Memorial Trust, a Public Trust with a vision to create an empowered and self reliant society through socio-economic development to provide blood to LVPEI.
January 20, 2014 (Newswire) - L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) entered into an agreement with NTR Memorial Trust, a Public Trust with a vision to create an empowered and self reliant society through socio-economic development to provide blood to LVPEI as per the quantity required. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed in Hyderabad at a meeting attended by Sri Nara Chandrababu Naidu, Managing Trustee of the NTR Memorial Trust; Dr Chukka Kondaiah, CEO of the Trust; Dr Gullapalli N Rao, Chair and Founder of L V Prasad Eye Institute, and other dignitaries. Under this initiative, the non-paying patients at LVPEI will be provided blood free of cost. This program will be replicated in all other LVPEI locations, once the systems and processes are in place at LVPEI's Centre of Excellence in Hyderabad.
The identified team at LVPEI will lead the initiative to conduct 3-4 blood donation camps in a year at the LVPEI campus by motivating all the employees at LVPEI to participate and donate. The aim is to mobilize at least 600 units of blood through these camps in a year and the first camp is scheduled to be held this month. The Blood Bank will provide the required infrastructure to conduct such camps at LVPEI premises periodically.
The trust started its first Blood Bank in Hyderabad in 2008 and was the first stand alone Blood Bank in the country to have NABH Accreditation along with ISO-9000 Certification. Over the years, it has expanded its reach and now with its association with LVPEI, the Eye Institute is equipped to provide safe blood to needy patients.
About L V Prasad Eye Institute
The L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) was established in 1986-87 at Hyderabad as a not-for-profit, non-government, public-spirited, comprehensive eye care institution. LVPEI is governed by two trusts: the Hyderabad Eye Institute and the Hyderabad Eye Research Foundation. The Institute is a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Prevention of Blindness and a Global Resource Center for VISION 2020: The Right to Sight initiative. LVPEI has six active arms to its areas of operations namely Clinical Services, Education, Research, Rehabilitation and Sight Enhancement Services, Eye Bank, and Public Health and Rural Outreach. For more information, visit www.lvpei.org
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