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Fifth action Saturday of Blood Donors to be held in Russia

August 03, 2013, 6:06 UTC+3

Despite the fact the payment for blood donation is cancelled this year, the specialists note a growing tendency in the number of blood donors

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MOSCOW, August 3 (Itar-Tass) - The organization “Service of Blood Donation” invites all people to participate in a free 5th action “Saturday of Blood Donors”, which will be held in all Russian cities on Saturday.

The organizers noted that in summer the number of blood donors is sharply on decline, and, moreover, many working people cannot donate their blood on a workday. “To help settle this problem, the service of blood donation holds an action, which give an opportunity to each, even the busiest person, to find some time for a generous act and donate the blood,” the organizers of the action said.

Despite the fact the payment for blood donation is cancelled this year, the specialists note a growing tendency in the number of blood donors. The growth in the number of blood donors and the amount of donated blood and blood components takes place mainly in those regions, where the blood donation is promoted actively, the actions, which are seeking for a free blood donation involving the volunteers and non-profit organizations, are held and where mobile blood donation stations are placed, director of the department of medical prevention aid, urgent and first aid and resort treatment of the Russian Health Ministry Alexei Andreyev said earlier. According to the monitoring, a total number of donors went up three percent in Russia for six months of this year against the same period in 2012,

The organizers of the action “Saturday of Blood Donors” recalled that people with a good state of health over 18 years with Russian citizenship and a residence permit at the place, where a blood transfusion station is posted, can donate the blood. For 48 hours before the blood donation a person cannot drink alcohol, on the eve and on the day of blood donation a person is not recommended to eat fatty, fried, hot and smoked food, as well as dairy products, eggs, butter, chocolate and dates. The service of blood donation recommends during a medical examination before the blood donation procedure answering honestly the questions of the doctors and do not conceal the information about the medicines taken recently and previous diseases.

To get more detailed information about blood donation, ask your questions, learn the address and the working hours of the closest blood transfusion station it is possible at the website or on the hotline 8-800-333-33-30.

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