Ride for Red: A Blood Donation Awareness Drive
Ride for Red is a blood donation awareness drive is being organised by Euphorial Youth Society with Raktsankalp as the pledge partner. Through this drive we are planning to aware the untouched population about the benefits and importance of blood donation along with the process of donating blood with the help of Nukkad Nataks, Blood Donation Camps, Motivational Speeches, Bike Rally, Digital & Print Media and many more things from the grassroot levels. During the "Expedition'22, " over the course of 16 days, a team of 25 volunteers will be travelling more than 2000 Kms, through 29 districts, covering over 100 villages, addressing more than 50,000 people of East and Central Uttar Pradesh. International non-profit organizations like Rotary club has already pledged their support to us. Other than them, IFSA, Can-Survive and 29 other local organizations with the total combined strength of more than 2000 volunteers will be supporting us including several government colleges like IIT BHU, PGI Ajamgarh, IIIT Lucknow, IIT Kanpur, etc. It would be the first time in the history of India, that a Blood Donation Awareness Drive will be happening on such a huge magnitude in collaboration of more than 50 different government and non-government organizations with the probability of leaving an impeccable impact and can become the stepping stone which may change the course of voluntary blood donation in Uttar Pradesh completely. The expedition will start from Prayagraj on September 16th, 2022 and will end in Prayagraj on October 1st, 2022 which is also celebrated as National Blood Donors Day.
World Health Organization (WHO) had given India a deadline of 2020 to become a 100% Voluntary Blood Donor Country, but even in 2022 it is no where close to it's target. Furthermore, Uttar Pradesh is one of the states with least Voluntary Blood Donation percentage with respect to other states, which is just 13.5%.
We want to create an Utopia, a world of hope with happiness all around. A greener world where no one does because of lack of funds, or unavailability of resources. A world of tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live in dignity and security.
Euphorial Youth Society's mission is to empower people to create a path out of poverty for themselves and for their communities by providing help and opportunities to the needy by thorough intensive capacity building interventions, income generation, and health activities with special focus on awareness campaigns for the oppressed society.
*National Integrated Forum of Artists & Activists
*Kendriya Vidyala Sangathan
*Moti Lal Nehru Medical College
*VBS ITI College, Kaushambi
*Indian Institute of Technology, BHU
*Handia Polytechnic College
*Central Industrial Police Force Anti-Crime, Anti Corruption (Tr) *Allahabad Nursing Home Association
*Manohar Das Eye Hospital.