Veronika Skvortsova presented letters of thanks from the President of the Russian Federation to specialists of the Blood Service
The responsible mission of presenting state awards was undertaken by Veronika Skvortsova the head of the Federal Medical-Biological Agency.
“The all-Russian marathon “Be a Donor” organized by the FMBA of Russia together with the Molodezhka ONF made it possible to unite and rally the donor community of all constituent entities of the Russian Federation in the difficult situation that has developed in the country. Over the entire period of the marathon, more than 175 thousand people have become donors. Among them, there are both active donors who continued to adhere to the principle of regular donations, despite the pandemic, and those who first tried on the role of a donor. Of course, the development of the Blood Service is an important social area affecting the interests of the whole society, therefore today the Federal Medical-Biological Agency, together with the Administration of the President of the Russian Federation, expresses gratitude to the employees of blood service institutions, professionals for their invaluable contribution to the preservation and maintenance of donor activity, despite on the impact of external factors ", - Veronika Skvortsova said, the head of the FMBA of Russia.
The All-Russian #Be a Donor marathon, organized by the Federal Medical-Biological Agency together with the Molodezhka ONF with the support of the Presidential Administration for Public Projects, was held throughout 2020 in all constituent entities of the Russian Federation.
The marathon was launched at the beginning of the novel coronavirus pandemic, when, due to restrictive measures introduced to combat the spread of infection, the Blood Service experienced a shortage of donors. A series of events made it possible to show social activity and replenish the blood bank of your city to maintain an irreducible supply of highly effective blood components.
Thanks to the measures taken at the end of 2020, the total number of donations decreased by only 8% compared to the same period in 2019. Correct and effective use of the resource of the Blood Service in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic has made it possible to increase the volume of blood plasma procurement by 15% compared to 2019.
Since April, the preparation of covid plasma has begun in Moscow, and a coordination center has been created. Today, 57 out of 85 regions of our country are already harvesting covid plasma, 86 out of 200 blood transfusion stations are actively engaged in this. The awards ceremony was held with the participation of volunteers from the donor movement of the Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University. In addition to the iconic award, each participant was presented with a “healthy” kit from the business partner of the Blood Service - the Bite brand.
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