During the recent years we observe that blood donation actions are being organized in different institutions and enterprises throughout our country. This aims to support the State Program of Development of Voluntary Non- Remunerated Blood Donation in Azerbaijan. The Ministry of Health of the Azerbaijan Republic is responsible for implementation of this program. It should be mentioned that since 2013 the Ministry of Health of the Azerbaijan Republic has been organizing blood donation actions in medical institutions according to a schedule. Blood donation actions also creates an opportunity for checking health of people.
One of the objectives of the State Program of Development of Voluntary Non- Remunerated Blood Donation in Azerbaijan is to restore traditions of collective blood donorship in enterprises and develop non-remunerated blood donorship. Regular voluntary blood donors (including the staff) in Regional Centers and local branches of the Azerbaijan Red Crescent Society participate in blood donation actions organized in different enterprises in the country.
Thus, on the 22nd of December 2016, there was organized blood donation action in the Republican Hospital named after Academic Mirgasimov. In addition to staff of the Republican Hospital regular voluntary blood donors in district branches of the Az.RC (Sabunchu, Garadakh, Khatayi, Sabail, Nizami disctrict branches) covered by Baku Regional Center of the Azerbaijan Red Crescent Society participated in the blood donation action and donated blood.
Head of hematological department of the Republican Hospital and hematological sub-faculty of Azerbaijan State Advanced Training Institute for Doctors named after A.Aliyev, manager of the Center of Hemophilia Elmira Gadimova and other medical workers of the Republican Hospital expressed their appreciation to regular voluntary blood donors of the Azerbaijan Red Crescent Society for their active participation in blood donation action.
Blood donated during blood donation action will be used for the needs of patients in the Republican Hospital. It should be mentioned that more than 200 people gave blood during blood donation action.