Hot line, call within Russia is free
8 800 333 33 30

en
ru en

Interview with Tatyana Yeremeeva

The Donor day in the Gnesins Russian Academy of Music is like a revue. Each volunteer chooses his part to help in preparing blood donation campaign, and dealt with in a responsible manner. Students of the Academy truly believe that their “musical blood” will not only help restore health, but also open new creative abilities in people. This was told to us by the leader of the donor movement in the the Academy, Tatyana Eremeeva.

How do you start preparation to the Donor day in the Gnesin Academy?

Theatre begins at the cloakroom, while the Donor day starts from the poster. There is a wonderful designer in our team, Anna Mahortova, she surprises me every time. We usually create poster according to the season or upcoming event.

What is the most important part in your preparation?

I assume, it is information process. We have to face several tasks at once – attract new donors, explain how important regular donation are, remind about contraindications and meal restrictions before donation. 

How do you assign roles in a team?

Musicians are creative, they can hardly manage the time. We have rather big volunteer team, so everyone can choose what he likes, try his hands in many directions and find the most interesting.

You pay many attention to details: merchandise, information materials, gifts. It all costs money. How do you attract funds to your events?

First of all, we would like to thank you the Moscow Resource Center for Blood Donation and the Charity Foundation “Obraz zhizni”, these organisations help us a lot with handouts. Our Academy help us with the rest, our rector, Galina Vasilyevna Mayarovskaya, and the vice-rector, Ivan Ivanovich Kozlov, always support the movement.

How do students join the donor movement? Could you share with us their stories?

With pleasure! One of the most memorable stories – a girl, who came to donate blood was refused because of weight restrictions. She changed the diet, started coming to our events, checking the weight and one day she fit. I will never forget the expression of happiness on her face when she finally donated blood! Now she is our regular donor and volunteer. I also came to the donation thanks to a good example - my mother is an honorary donor of Russia. Since childhood, I remember her donor card. As I am getting older, I realized an importance and responsibility of this decision.

The Gnesins Academy of Music is artistic and you have creative approach to promoting blood donation.  Please tell us, how does art help you to attract people to the movement?

We joke about precious musical blood and truly believe, that it may help people discover themselves creative abilities. And they start singing, playing music or just attending our concerts.   

Do you continue working on holidays, in summer?

Unfortunately, not. There are many students from other cities in our Academy, so they travel home in summer. And we always inform them about other donation centers.

And our traditional question: what would you say to donors and those who are just going to participate?

I wish your hemoglobin to be stable and health to your relatives and friends! No matter, if you can not become a donor, the donor movement will always need volunteers and health promoters.

Other interviews
04.09.19
Interview with Pavel Boev
Deloitte is a multinational professional services network, it provides audit and consulting. Deloitte is presented in 7 cities in Russia with more than 2200 professionals. Besides main services company has volunteer and charity programs. Employees are actively involved in the donor movement. Pavel Boev, Regional Manager for Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development of Deloitte CIS, told us about developing of the corporate blood donation.
06.08.19
Interview with Nelly Chomyakova
The employees of the largest Russian international airport “Sheremetyevo”, with route network covering more than 200 directions, have been regularly participating in donor actions since 2008. The Chairman of the Primary Trade Union Organization of Workers of the JSC Sheremetyevo International Airport Nelly Khomyakova told us how the airport management supports the donor movement.
16.05.19
Interview with Ramil Khamitov
Many innovations are being introduced at the Republican Blood Transfusion Station in Ufa, aimed to create comfortable conditions for a donor. All improvements are carried out in the framework of the project “Prudent donation”. Ramil Khamitov, Chief Physician of the Blood Transfusion Station of the Republic of Bashkortostan, talks about how this project is being implemented.
22.04.19
Interview with Alexander Vlasov
Moscow airport “Domodedovo” has conducted Donor's day twice a year for a period of 8 years already. Part of the donor’s activities has been hold by administration of Domodedovo city district. Alexander Vlasov, press secretary of “Domodedovo” airport, will tell us more about how airport management supports donor movement, which became a part of corporate social responsibility.
18.02.19
Interview with Yusup Agzamhodjaev
Few years ago, employees of the Federal Registration Service (Rosreestr) have organized for the first time the Donor’s day, and today dozens of government institutions have followed their example. Yusup Agzamkhodjaev, the chairman of the trade union organization of the central office of the Federal State Register Service - the Federal Service for State Registration, Cadastre and Cartography - told us that a good initiative always finds a response.
24.01.19
Interview with Roman Pogorelov
In the year of prime sport events, the publishing house "Argumenty I Fakty"(AiF) and the LG Electronics company jointly organized the Football Donor Day. The partners managed to turn blood donation into a fest day and a long-awaited meeting of friends. The event was attended by famous athletes, coaches, film actors and directors, politicians. Next to such famous, and, by the way, experienced donors, employees and readers of the newspaper were also not afraid to sit in the donor’s chair. Roman Pogorelov, Head of the Digital Projects Sales Service at the (AiF), will tell us more about the donor’s partnership event.
03.12.18
Interview with Tigran Muradyan
The Universities for medicine are and have always been the leading force in the donor program. From their student days, doctors pay special attention to the blood donation, and not only conduct scientific work, but also look for new ways to tell society about the meaning of it. It is a non-standard approach to the popularization of blood donation that gives development to the program - so says Tigran Muradyan, head of the Donor Committee of the Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University.
22.10.18
Interview with Natalia Asanova
Volunteering is important and, besides desire, requires special knowledge and training. There is serious approach to volunteer training on ongoing base in the Blood service. A volunteer school was opened by the Mordovian Blood Service, each year it graduates young professionals for the donor movement. Natalia Asanova, a public relations specialist at the Republican station of blood transfusion, told us about the school.
23.07.18
Interview with Vladimir Gutenev

For the Russian Engineering Union, donorship became an important idea uniting people - employees of hundreds of enterprises. The wealth of experience of the donation development in the Union is an example of how to build a socially responsible work in a company at a high level and with the maximum result. This was told us by the vice-president of the Russian Engineering Union, the first deputy chairman of the State Duma Committee for Economic Policy Vladimir Gutenev.

19.04.18
Personal experience: one morning from donor’s life

20th of April – National Blood Donor Day. We thank and congratulate all donors in Russia for their willingness to donate blood for patients in need of a transplant. Many donor’s events are held and of course many people donate blood on this day. We often ask donors in our interview about the donation procedure, what they feel, what they scare, what it means for them. Story about from Yegor Tischins’s life will help to answer these questions.

28.10.14
AN INTERVIEW WITH OLGA G. MAKEDONSKAYA, THE MEDICAL DIRECTOR OF BLOOD DONOR CENTER IN THE REPUBLIC OF MORDOVIA

On the 7th All-Russian Forum of Blood Service the Blood Donor Center of the Republic of Mordovia got the majority of votes and became the absolute winner in the competition of professional mastery «Blood Service’s institution – 2014». Olga G. Makedonskaya, the medical director of Blood Donor Center in the Republic of Mordovia, disclosed her secret of success and told us her plans for the future in the interview.

28.12.12
IDEA OF DONORSHIP TOUCHES HEARTS OF YOUNG PEOPLE
Why idea of donorship attracts young people
26.12.12
Donor is a person who gives life to others and who leads a healthy lifestyle

Each donor has his own story of how he joined the donor movement. Here is one of them, the story of Sergey Nikolaevich Yefimov, "the Honorary Donor of the USSR", head of the public organization "The Donors of Murmansk".

20.12.12
WHEN YOU REALIZE THAT YOU HAVE SAVED SOMEBODY’S LIFE, IT’S INEXPRESSIBLE FEELING

Anton Telnov, the organizer of voluntary blood donorship movement in Siberian State Geodesy Academy (Novosibirsk) is telling about development of student blood donorship in regions.
12.01.12
We now have a national blood service

About results of four years’ implementation in Russia of the state program of Blood Service modernization, about its further destiny and about a modern “face” of Russian Blood Service.
07.12.11
Donors' life expectance is five years longer than the average

Why there can’t be too much donor blood and about the use of regular blood donation not only for patients, but for donors as well.

07.12.11
The number of blood donations in Russia is approaching to European figures

About some results of the promotion Program of voluntary blood donation in our country.

07.12.11
Blood donation as a corporate tradition

Why financial giants become partners for the Blood Service

06.12.11
A chance to save somebody’s life is the most precious in the world

How the project “MUZARTERIA” makes for promotion of donor movement and helps young talents.
23.11.11
Staying indifferent is inhuman!

 

 

What happens when art unites with donorship.

See also
You gonna donate blood? Tell your friends about it on social networks.

Most people know very little about donation and therefore trust the most unreasonable myths...

The blood service is a structure that brings together health care facilities (or facilities) across the country...

Donor movement covers all who care about the fate of others, those who...