President Kaljulaid visited the Blood Centre and donated blood

On Thursday, 13 April, President Kersti Kaljulaid paid a visit to the North Estonia Medical Centre’s Blood Centre to meet with the managers of the Medical Centre and employees of the Blood Centre as well as to donate blood to inspire everyone who care for themselves and for others to do good.

President Kersti Kaljulaid wrote on her Facebook page:
“Today I visited the North Estonia Medical Centre’s Blood Centre to pay tribute to voluntary blood donors and set a personal example for all healthy people who care for themselves as well as for others to do good as blood donors.
You don’t have to be a superhero to save lives. Everyone becomes a hero in a donor tent or at the Blood Centre. Everyone who gives blood is a lifesaver. It’s important that we recognise the people who give blood as well as all those who work every day to make sure we have sufficient blood supplies. Every drop matters. Donated blood is used during challenging operations and difficult births, as well as for treating patients with cancer, liver diseases, bleeds, severe traumas, anaemia, leukaemia, burns and various other diseases. Blood donations allow doctors to perform a number of planned operations that would otherwise be considered impossible due to risk of excessive blood loss”

President Kaljulaid’s entry to our guest book:
“It’s good to do good if it’s easy to do! And it’s easy to affect the entire society through little acts of kindness. Every donation matters!”