The results of the annual social campaign «Stan' Donorom. Spasi zhizn'!» (Become a Donor. Save a life!) summed up in the Altai Territory
Students in Barnaul actively came to the mobile blood preparation stand, as well as to the Altai Regional Blood Center and donated their blood from 14th to 18th of October.
The event “Stan' Donorom. Spasi zhizn'!” (Become a Donor. Save Life!) has existed for 8 years. This year, the social project won the All-Russian contest of youth projects among higher education organizations of the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs (Rosmolodezh) and acquired a regional status. The action was attended by students from all higher and secondary educational institutions of Barnaul, Rubtsovsk (October 2-3) and Biysk (October 8-9), as well as fighters of student teams, concerned citizens and workers.
“Students and the working population of the city are taking part in the action. After donating blood, each donor is given a day off certificate - a person can take a day off on the day of blood donation, and will also have another day throughout the year” - Anastasia Ermakova, representative of the trade union committee of Altai State Technical University named after I.I. Polzunova.
The action was supported by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Altai Territory, the Russian Engineering Union, the Zvezdnyy svet public organization, the center for volunteer projects and volunteer initiatives of the Altai State Technical University, and the regional headquarters of student groups.
Over 1260 people took part in the event during the campaign. 1009 donors shared their blood. It is about 500 liters of whole blood.
Thanks to the grace and responsiveness of all donors, as well as the coordinated work of the organizers and volunteers of the action, hundreds of residents of the Altai Territory were given a chance of survival. This event has proved once again that to being a blood donor is a noble, necessary and very significant matter.
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