Paul P. Harris Siliguri Rotary Blood Bank

Growing Stronger, is Aiming Higher.

If you dare to dream, and work hard to make the dream come true, it often does. That is the story of Siliguri Rotary Blood Bank. It was way back in 1988/89 during the President ship of Dr. Salil Datta that the Club discussed the non availability of a Blood Bank at Siliguri and the need of providing the population in and around the vicinity with safe and tested blood. It was of course a dream, a wild and crazy dream, but a dream, that was very close to our heart.

After redistricting of R.I. Dist 329 to R.I. Dist 329 & 324, we started to be more proactive in all spheres of Rotary activity, sending and hosting GSE team being one of them. In 1994, a GSE Team from Alabama led by Rtn Doug Barber visited our District. It was during his stay at Siliguri we started a dialogue and told him about this project. Armed with rudimentary sketch of the project he went back to his home district. We were absolutely thrilled to hear that he had talked about this venture with the President's of Auburn and Montgomery Clubs and they had decided without much difficulty to become our International partners, in our Project. First part of the hurdle was seemingly overcome.

Having found our partners willing to give US $ 2500, we then requested our District Governor for a contribution of US $ 4000 from the DDF. Our Club then pitched in with US$ 1000. We then approached the Matching grant section of the Rotary Foundation for funding of this project. It was after some persuasion both from the Project Contact PDG Joseph L. Donofro, R.I. Dist 6880, Alabama and PDG Dr. Salil Datta, Project Contact R.I. Dist 3240, the grant finally came through.

The work on the blood bank started in earnest, but it was to take a long time before we could finally manage to get the license to start the day-to-day operation of the blood bank. With constant changes in the blood banking rules, finding qualified and experienced technician and the hassle of three inspections by the drug control authorities; getting the license was such a tough task, which we never had bargained for, or given a serious thought. After literally running from the proverbial pillar to post the license was finally granted to us in April 2001. Trial runs and other finer details were then looked into, before the official opening.

The dream had finally come true. We have a completely automated component separation unit, in our Blood Bank. Now we are updating our equipment like automated Elisa test and Gel Technology for grouping and cross matching. We always want to give the best to the people of Siliguri.

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If you dare to dream, and work hard to make the dream come true, it often does. That is the story of Siliguri Rotary Blood Bank. It was way back in 1988/89 during the President ship of Dr. Salil Datta...

  • join us

  • We always want to give the best to the people of Siliguri. We request all our well wishers to join hands and help us grow. Register as a Blood Donar and help us serve our society.

  • our mission

  • Our mission statement is "No one shall suffer in Siliguri and neighbouring areas for want of blood." And also to acquire most sophisticated Blood Banking equipments run the Blood Bank.

  • SRBB Camps

  • Organizing blood donation camps is the perfect way to cater to the demand of blood. Everyone wants to contribute towards the society and save lives. SRBB Organises various Camps from time to time.