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Press Service of the Committee for Public Relations and Youth Policy of the City of Moscow
During the first month of the donor marathon, participants collected blood for 1,602 people.
In January, participants in the marathon “Knockin ‘on Hearts. Donation 2021 ”were 600 people. Another 26 people were typed to be included in the bone marrow donor registry. The marathon is held within the framework of the Out-of-Season Donation. Development of regular blood donation in the capital ”with the support of grants from the Mayor of Moscow.
Participants of the donor marathon donated 267 liters of blood in January. This amount is enough to help approximately 1602 adults or 3200 small patients. Donor actions were carried out in such metropolitan medical institutions as the Russian National Research Medical University named after N.I. Pirogov, Moscow Automobile and Highway State Technical University and others.
Holding donor marathons is one of the ways to ensure the stability and consistency of donor blood procurement in Moscow. Last year, organizing such actions was complicated by the pandemic. The new marathon is taking place as usual, in compliance with all epidemiological standards.
“We are holding a donor marathon in the capital for the sixth time. Last year it was not easy to carry out: in the spring the flow of donors decreased – the regime of self-isolation, the ban on holding mass events, the pass system played a role. But we quickly reorganized: we carried out explanatory work about the measures of epidemiological safety taken by the blood service, the distribution of donor flows using an appointment and an electronic queue, algorithms for obtaining a pass to visit a medical institution, “said Elena Stefanyuk, Director of the National Health Development Fund, Deputy Chairman of the Coordination Council on Blood Donation at the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation.
The marathon will run until November 2021. To take part, it is enough to familiarize yourself with the regulations and apply on the promo website. All organizers of donor actions receive souvenirs for donors and volunteers, resource and informational support.
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