The Blood Centre calls on people to form blood families
The Blood Centre of the Medical Centre will be initiating the blood family project in October and calls on people with a common goal to help others by giving blood to form their own blood families – together we can help even more people!
A blood family is a group or partnership of blood donors who give blood together and turn it into a common project and good deed. You can find members of your blood family among family and friends, from work, school, hobby school, practice, choir or elsewhere. There is no limit to how many members a blood family can have.
Dr. Riin Kullaste, Director of the Blood Centre, explains the reasons behind initiating the blood family project: “We have great experience with people coming to give blood from the same place of work, associations or just as groups of friends. Those occasions always fill the centre with gleeful activity and we have received feedback from people that it is more fun and encouraging to give blood as a group. This kind of joyful experience prompted us to initiate the blood family project to get more people to come do good together.” According to Dr. Kullaste, acting as a blood family is also an excellent way to support those who might be afraid to come alone. Dr. Kullase added: “And besides – to share your joy in helping others only makes the feeling grow. People who like each other’s company can find a new way to spend time together which has more meaning.”
in addition to groups of friends and families, the Blood Centre is all for blood families comprising employees from the same institution because this serves as positive marketing for any company and shows the social responsibility of the company. There can be more than one blood family in a single organisation to create some competitiveness.
If you like the idea of giving blood as part of a group, then take the following steps:
- find members for your blood family among family and friends, from work, school, hobby school, etc.;
- name your blood family;
- register your blood family with the Blood Centre by completing the registration form, sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 617 3002;
- be an enthusiastic representative of your blood family by visiting the Blood Centre (Ädala 2) and DoonoriFoorum (Narva mnt 5) to give blood and sharing your visit on social media with the hashtag #verekond.
The Blood Centre sums up every year and rewards the most diligent blood families.
For more information visit the website of the Blood Centre at www.verekeskus.ee/verekond/