Who Are We ?
Project Life Force (PLF) is an endeavor, initiated by the citizens of West Bengal, to wipe out the estimated 150,000-unit annual deficit of blood in West Bengal, and make it a zero-blood deficit state.
- 24×7 blood helpline
- Database of voluntary donors
- Regular blood camps
- Mobile blood donation camp on the PLF bus
- Awareness sessions in schools, colleges, societies & corporations
Over the last 9 years we have organized over 700 blood camps and saved over 140,000 lives.
The volunteers that give their time, effort and blood to help fulfill our mission.
My journey in and with PLF, which I started 3 years ago, has helped me learn the lessons of life.
I strongly believe that no one has ever become poor by giving. We all are here to serve the mankind, for humanity lasts forever.
Since pandemic-hit, the city has been facing the shortage of blood and PLF always stepped forward to help people-in-need of blood be it by mobilising blood/platelets/plasma donors or by organising blood donation camps or by making arrangements to ferry blood donors during restricted movements and lockdown. Lighting a lamp for somebody also brightens up our path and I am thankful that PLF has been that fuel in me to serve the society to the best of my capacity.
It was a traumatic month of October and first week of November 2021 for me and my family as my niece, Unnati, was 7-month pregnant and suddenly her platelets started falling and she required SDP (Single Donor Platelet) transfusion.
In this tough time, Project Life Force and my friends helped us arrange 19 units of SDP for my niece in a span of 15 days and on 3rd November 2021, my niece got blessed with a baby girl.
I was speechless and just awestruck by the noble deed of the 19 SDP donors who came all the way from Haridevpur, Dumdum, Liluah, Behala etc. and donated SDP as it takes almost 3-4 hours in the process plus travelling time. So each donor devoted entire day for a person whom they didn't even know. Project Life Force helped us like a family member to which we express our heartfelt gratitude.
The heat and the humid weather during summer, being so uncomfortable, doesn't really convince more people to volunteer to come forward and donate blood to help people-in-need.
Donating blood is a very kind cause. We're regular donors and we derive happiness by donating blood to those who need. If one donor can help one patient, and one unit of blood can save 3 lives, then there's nothing noble beyond that. We do it because we can.
The fact that there are thousands of people in need of blood and our 10 minutes of lying on a bed with a needle in our arm can save a their lives, then why not donate blood?
If it is at all possible for you to go & donate blood, please do. The camps and organisations follow strict standards of precautionary measures, and what's more humble than saving lives.