The voluntary blood donation action in collaboration with the National Blood Donation Center and the General Hospital “Evangelismos” is organized by the Municipality of Athens, actively supporting one of the most important pillars of social volunteering and contributing to the national effort to ensure the adequacy of blood in every corner of the country.
During the past year, thanks to regular blood donation actions carried out in municipal clinics and other areas of the Municipality of Athens, a total of 481 units of blood have been collected, in a particularly difficult period in due to the Covid19 pandemic, contributing to the decongestion of hospitals. blood donation.
The new voluntary blood donation action will take place on Monday, June 14, 2021, World Voluntary Blood Donor Day, at the 1st Polyvalent Center – Health Center of Kalfopouleio (78 Solonos) from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. For the best service, those interested are requested to contact telephone 210-2015510 (extension 119-120), in order to make an appointment to avoid overcrowding.
The message of the celebration of Blood Donor Day aims to eliminate the stigma, fear and ignorance about donating blood.
At the same time, it aims to attract new voluntary blood donors, to encourage as many people as possible to become regular voluntary blood donors, to strengthen the sense of individual-social responsibility, but also to transfuse the new generation of blood donors. the idea of ââvoluntary blood donation and. The blood donor by his action earns the love, respect and gratitude of his fellow human beings and creates the legacy of a better future.
The municipal clinics, with the specialized health personnel at their disposal, ensure that all the conditions for safe blood donation are respected, but also the measures planned for the protection of citizens against the coronavirus.
The blood donation is organized by the Directorate of Municipal Clinics and Public Health under the supervision of the deputy to the competent mayor Manolis Kalambokas.