To discuss the current trends in ‘Transfusion Medicine’ and to take care of advances and future challenges, a conference was organised in Jammu & Kashmir where transfusion medicine specialists from all over the country had gathered. The Lieutenant Governor of Jammu & Kashmir, Shri Manoj Sinha said, people less than 60 years should take this resolution to donate blood on important events in their life like birthdays and festivals. This way they can save somebody’s life and also can do the greatest service to mankind. Jammu & Kashmir is a small Union Territory yet the administration gives a lot of attention to the health sector, said the LG. If we talk about expenses per person then Jammu & Kashmir is way ahead of other states. The J&K UT’s population is around 1 Crore 30 lakh. At first there were three medical colleges in J&K which have been increased to seven. Five medical colleges are functional. Two AIIMS are getting established along with faculties. Many provisions have been available due to the efforts by the honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, said the Lt Governor.