Donor marathon in aid of children striving to overcome serious diseases started in Vologda
Anyone may participate in donor drive in aid of children with cancer from February15th until March1st at the Vologda blood transfusion station
Medical statistical data is grim: 200 thousand children are being diagnosed with cancer all over the world annually. There are 233 children with malignant neoplasms today in Vologda region. Doctors detect forty new cases of children cancer annually. Latest methods of cancer treatment allow a patient to recover or to control a disease for a long time.
Given the high relevance of the problem, Vologda regional blood transfusion station has announced a start of two weeks donor marathon “From heart to heart”. It started on the International Childhood Cancer Day (February 15th) and will be over by March 1st. The main objective of the event is to draw attention of citizens to importance of regular blood donation. Organizations and active donors were invited to participate.
Everyone can donate blood and blood components for little patients of the Onco-Hematology Division of the regional Children’s Clinic. Anyone can leave notes on colorful Valentine's Day card and pick out a child's drawing as a token. All those wishes from citizens and souvenirs from Blood Service will be presented to kids at the end of the event on March 1st.
About 100 people donated blood and blood plasma on the first day of the marathon. Among them there were members of Vologda regional public organization “Association of Nursing and Health Care Specialists”. All of them are active donors.
Everyone who wants to take part in donor marathon can make an appointment on the medical organization’s website and by phone 8-8172-75-05-42.
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