This year the Azerbaijan Red Crescent Society marks its 97th anniversary. The Azerbaijan Red Crescent Society was founded on 10 March 1920. According to a decree of 7 April 2008 signed by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan His-Excellency Mr.Ilham Aliyev the 10th of March is celebrated annually as the Red Crescent Day in Azerbaijan.
On the occasion of this significant day the Azerbaijan Red Crescent Society organizes a number of events in Baku city and regions. As it was in the previous years this year also the Azerbaijan Red Crescent Society started the celebration of the Red Crescent Day with a visit to grave of national leader and honorary member of the AzRC Heydar Aliyev in the Alley of Honor. In the morning of 10 March 2017, the leadership of the AzRC headed by its President Dr.Novruz Aslanov, the Red Crescent workers, members of the Presidium and volunteers of the National Society visited grave of national leader and honorary member of the AzRC Heydar Aliyev in the Alley of Honor and laid flowers at the grave of Heydar Aliyev. Then the Alley of Martyrs were visited by the Red Crescent workers.
In his interview with journalists there President of the AzRC and a member of the National Parliament Dr.Novruz Aslanov spoke about glorious historical path of 97 years left behind by the National Society. Dr.Novruz Aslanov also replied to questions of journalists.
Celebration of the Red Crescent Day was continued with blood donation action held in Azerbaijan Technical University. The leadership, staff, members and volunteers of the AzRC as well as leadership and staff of Azerbaijan Technical University participated at the event.
In his opening speech acting rector of Azerbaijan Technical University Khalid Yahudov highly appreciated humanitarian activities of the AzRC in favor of vulnerable people.
He noted that Azerbaijan Technical University is always ready to assist the National Society with holding blood donation actions with participation of students.
In his speech Executive Secretary of the AzRC Jeyhun Mirzayev welcomed at first participants of the event of behalf of President of the National Society Dr.Novruz Aslanov and then spoke about health related activities of the National Society.
During the blood donation action more than 50 people gave their blood on a voluntary basis.