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Donorship at an altitude of 337 meters

On 5th of June, in the run-up to the World Blood Donor Day, for the first time in history, a donor event took place at the closed viewing platform of the Ostankino television tower.

Many people took part in the action - donors, volunteers, guests, journalists, Blood Service employees. Medical staff from the Russian Federal Micro-Biological Agency worked with donors. The participants of the action could donate blood at a unique site at a height of 337 meters and made stunning panoramic photographs of the capital. After donors had tea with biscuits at the famous restaurant “Sed'moye nebo”.

“The aim of the annual celebration of World Blood Donor Day on 14th of June, initiated by the World Health Organization is not only to thank all the participants of the donor movement, but also to draw attention to various aspects of the development of free donations. Bright, interesting and informative events are providing all over the world under the aegis of the World Health Organization, which emphasize that voluntary donation is the norm of a civilized society, an act of care, kindness and responsibility” - Elena Stefanyuk, Director of the National Health Care Foundation, Deputy Head of the Coordination Center for Blood Donation at the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation.

The donor action on June 5, 2019 was organized by the following institutions: administration of the Ostankino TV tower, the National Foundation for Health Development, the Moscow Blood Donation Resource Center, the Coordination Center for Blood Donation under the Public Chamber of RF, the Public Relations and the youth policy of Moscow Committee, the donor movement at Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University. The event was held in the framework of the Moscow donor practice marathon “Dostuchat'sya do serdets”.

On May 21, 2021, at 18:00 (Moscow time), the Volunteer Center of the Moscow City University will host a blood donation quiz on VKontakte. The winners will receive gifts from the organizers and the National Health Fund - the board game “Equivoki. Russian donor ".
Within the framework of the XIII International Salon "Integrated Security - 2021", which took place in the city of Kubinka, Moscow Region, a charity donor campaign was held. Specialists from all departments of the EMERCOM of Russia took part, together with representatives of the Department of Educational, Scientific, and Technical Activities.
The head of the Federal Medical and Biological Agency Veronika Igorevna Skvortsova and the head of the Republic of Bashkortostan Radiy Khabirov opened the XIII All-Russian Forum of the Blood Service, which took place in Ufa on the eve of the National Donor Day.
On April 5, 2021, the IX All-Russian Prize for Contribution to the Development of Blood Donation "Souchastie" starts. The "Souchastie" Prize is a sign of public recognition and the importance of the institution of donating blood and its components, the contribution of donors, doctors, volunteers and organizers of the donor movement, journalists, the non-profit and business sector, donation activists in the development of Russia, health and ensuring the life and safety of its citizens. The application period for the award will last from April 5 to June 25, the results of the award will be announced in September 2021 in Moscow.
In January 2021, the VI Moscow donor marathon “Touch the heart. Donation 2021” started and will last until November 18.
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