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Andrey Wolf and Karl Landsteiner may be your guests, if you are a donor.

Life-sized figures of Russian and foreign medical workers in the field of donation of blood and its components can now be obtained for use in donor campaigns by the organizers of the donor movement in Moscow. Creative stylized images of Andrey Wolf, Karl Landsteiner, Vladimir Shamov, Alexander Bogdanov and William Harvey will not only tell about the first achievements of medical science in blood donation, but also by QR codes direct to informative websites.

Andrey Wolf is a St. Petersburg doctor who, in 1832, was the first in Russia to perform a successful man-to-man blood transfusion.

Karl Landsteiner, an Austrian and American scientist, made the discovery that the blood of different people is divided according to group affiliation (the AB0 blood group system). For this, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1830.

Vladimir Shamov, a Soviet surgeon, later a lieutenant general of the medical service, performed in 1919 the first transfusion in Russia taking into account blood groups, he also expressed the idea of ​​preserving and transfusing cadaveric blood.

Alexander Bogdanov is the first director of the Institute of the National Medical Research Center for Hematology, the oldest institution of the blood service in Russia: physician, economist, eminent philosopher, politician, natural scientist and science fiction writer. From 1921 he devoted himself entirely to scientific research, mainly in the field of gerontology and hematology. Back in 1908, in his scientific utopian novel "The Red Star", he described the method of exchange blood transfusion and formulated his views on the function of blood as the main organizing mediator that ensures the viability of the organism.

William Harvey's theory of blood circulation, developed in the 17th century, fundamentally changed the views of doctors, who were previously guided by the works of Aristotle and Galen: blood is formed in the liver from food and moves through veins that blindly end in organs.

“Figures of outstanding scientists who have had a tremendous impact on the development of transfusiology, donation of blood and its components can become art objects in creative photo zones both at campaigns to replenish the Moscow blood bank, and at organizational meetings of volunteers, educational events about donation. Such a resource was created at the request of the organizers of the Moscow donor movement and can be used by everyone: for this, it is enough to make a request to our fund. You can find out more information about these wonderful people on under the heading “Face donation” - Elena Stefanyuk explains, director of the National Fund for Health Development, Deputy Chairman of the Coordination Council for Blood Donation at the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation.

To book materials for creative spaces for the required dates, select them in the online calendar on under the "Participate" section and send a request to Priority in booking is given to participants of the Knocking Hearts donor marathon.

The events are held within the framework of the social project “Donation out of season. Development of regular blood donation in the capital”, implemented by the National Fund for Healthcare Development with the support of the Committee for Public Relations and Youth Policy of the city of Moscow.

Every six months Russian representatives of the sphere of Internet technologies initiate their own Donor Week, helping people to understand how the donation process works.
To popularize the donor movement in the Vladimir region, the team of the public organization “For the Development of the Regions“ Regional Initiative ”launched the“ Stretch out a Hand to Life ”project.
The opening of the Donors Square in Krasnoyarsk took place as part of the 85th anniversary of the Krasnoyarsk Territory Blood Service. The ceremony was attended by honorary donors of Russia, representatives of the Krasnoyarsk Regional Blood Center No. 1, volunteers and caring citizens. Sergey Ivanov, Chairman of the Public Chamber of Demographic and Social Development of the Civil Assembly of the Krasnoyarsk Territory, congratulated the participants of the ceremony on this significant event.
On September 28, 2021, the National Health Fund and the international network of interactive entertainment "Claustrophobia" launched the detective escape room "Golden Blood" in Moscow.
A corporate social action "Donor Day" organized by LG and Technopark in honor of the Olympic Games in Tokyo took place in St. Petersburg.
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