The word “Volunteer” has become very well known in Bangladesh. Basically, they are blood donors. If anyone agrees to donate blood to someone who needs blood they are called blood donors. It is a voluntary procedure.
In Bangladesh Blood donation is an activity performed by several different organizations. Millions of people need blood each year. Some may need blood throughout surgery. About one fourth of the nation’s blood contribute came from voluntary donation. Volunteer is a person who voluntarily offers himself or herself for an undertaking or service. These volunteers are known as “Blood Fighters” in Bangladesh.
In 1950; Blood transfusion service was started at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital in Bangladesh. The first organized volunteer blood donation program was begun at DMC in 1977. This organization was named as “Sandhani”. “Red Crescent Society” was began blood donation program in 1981 in Bangladesh. “Badhan” is one of the non-political voluntary blood donors group in Bangladesh established in 1997. On that time people have to find out volunteer. But at present it is very easy to find out them by social media like Facebook.
Some volunteers are very active on Facebook. They publish their contact information and wait for a phone call. Who need blood; they call them. Volunteers go immediately there without any hesitation and demand. Sometime they take risk to reach the patient as soon as possible. These Blood Fighters of Bangladesh have made several groups to communicate each other. Some of these are Call For Free Blood, Blood Donation, E Veins Links, Blood Donor (Ishwardi), CTG BLOOD BANK, Manobik Abedon, Blood Donors Club, Blood Fighters, BOBO, Barlekha Blood Donate Club, Khagrachari Blood Donors Association, Blood Bank of Machihata Union and so many.
Blood is very essential component for human. For several reasons there are many people crying for blood for their relatives to save life. The Blood Fighters of Bangladesh are always beside of them to help. In 1971 freedom fighters fought to save nation and sacrificed blood. And now the volunteers are giving blood to save life’s. Both of them are great fighters of Bangladesh.