Getica contributes to the campaigns initiated by the HEM Association to stimulate blood donations

“We have NO BLOOD” is a project carried out by the HEM Association, for the National Institute of Transfusional Hematology.

The project represents a broad approach, carried out at the national level, to support voluntary blood donation.
Figures from the World Health Organization place Romania in the emergency zone, from the point of view of the number of donors, with a share of less than 2%, compared to the European average of around 4%, and this is not the only problem. There is also the aging of the constant donors. And a phenomenon of the single donation, when eligible donors, mostly young, donate only once, after which they no longer donate.

In this context, there is an urgent need for public education campaigns, because the acute lack of blood for transfusions puts the whole society at risk.

The campaigns cover the entire territory of Romania to communicate the message locally, because each community, through its people, must understand that in their city, in their county, there isn’t enough blood in hospitals for life-saving interventions. Each person must understand that giving blood is one of those kinds of responsibilities which cannot be delegated. Romanians can only receive blood from other Romanians, and this mechanism, so necessary to life, only works if it is constantly supported.

As part of the communication campaigns, HEM also marks World Blood Donor Day – celebrated every year on June 14 – through a running sports event, held in a picturesque, absolutely special area, at the foot of the Făgăraș mountains, in the town of Dejani, Brasov county.