Voluntary blood donation on March 23 and 24 at the initiative of the South Aegean Region

Hatzimarkos: “The need for blood has never been so great. That’s why it’s time for action. We offer our love and social solidarity by participating in voluntary blood donation”.

 

The South Aegean Region in collaboration with “Together we can” is holding a voluntary blood donation, on Tuesday, March 23 in Rhodes and on Wednesday,  March 24 in Kos, outside of hospitals, in safe areas of the Region which are granted for this purpose, to cover the great needs of blood that have arisen. In Rhodes, it is going to take place in the building of the old Consulate (8 Ioannou Kazouli Str.) and in Kos in the building of the County Government Office of Kos-Nisyros (2 Akti Miaouli Str.).

The action is also supported by the National Blood Donation Center, the National Public Health Organization, the Panhellenic Federation of Voluntary Blood Donor Associations, while the Association of Voluntary Blood Donors of Rhodes and the Association of Voluntary Blood Donors of Kos have also contributed to the organization of the voluntary blood donation. The coordination on the part of the Region for Rhodes is managed by the Deputy Regional Governor of Health and Social Care, Haroula Giasirani, and for Kos, the Prefect of Kos-Nisyros, Ιοannis Kampanis.

Regarding the Region’s initiative, the Regional Governor, Georgios Chatzimarkos pointed out the following:

“The reduced collection of blood which has been observed recently, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, has significantly reduced blood reserves. For this reason, we take action and practically support our fellow human beings in need through voluntary blood donation, in places outside hospitals, where all measures are observed. An act of giving, love and social solidarity”.

The aim of donating blood is to increase blood bank reserves.

The voluntary blood donation is scheduled as follows:

RHODES

Date: Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Opening hours: 09:00-13:00

Place: Building of the old Consulate

Address: 8 Ioannou Kazouli Str.

Contact phone number: +30 2241360391

 

KOS

Date: Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Opening hours: 09:30-14:30

Place: Building of the County Government Office of Kos-Nisyros

Address: 2 Akti Miaouli Str.

Contact Phone number: +30 22420 57901, 2, 3

Voluntary blood donors should send a message to 13033 entering the code 1 to get to the blood donation points.

We give blood. We give life. Because the need has never been so great…