June 14 – WHO, along with the Ministry of Public Well being and companions, as we speak celebrated Worldwide Blood Donor Day. Today goals to honor all blood donors and make the inhabitants conscious of the significance of blood donation, an act that’s accountable for saving 1000’s of human lives.
Underneath this yr’s motto “Donating blood is an act of solidarity. Be part of the trouble and save lives”, the occasion befell on the Portuguese Cultural Middle and was attended by Dr. Mie Okamura, Well being Planning Advisor at WHO, Dr. Quiletche Na Isna, Secretary Common of the Ministry of Well being, Mr. José Rui Velez Cardoso, Portuguese Ambassador to Guinea-Bissau, by Dr. Gentil da Silva, President of the Guinean Affiliation of Voluntary Blood Donors (AGUIDAVS), technicians from the Ministry of Public Well being and numerous voluntary donors.
In her speech, Dr. Mie Okamura, representing the WHO, acknowledged that “Protected blood and its transfusion are elementary points of the supply of high quality care, as they permit to avoid wasting folks with severe accidents and moms who are suffering from bleeding throughout or after childbirth. Blood can be an important factor for surgical procedures, in addition to for the therapy of extreme anemia, hereditary hemopathies, and different pathologies.”
He additionally introduced that the WHO, in partnership with the Ministry of Public Well being, will ship the Director of the Nationwide Blood Middle for a mission to Portugal subsequent week, with the purpose of “strengthening the capability and growing cooperation with Portuguese establishments in bettering the service”. of blood in Guinea-Bissau”.
After the speeches, the Nationwide Blood Middle delivered diplomas to Establishments and Individuals, which have performed a key position in blood donation, WHO was one of many organizations that obtained this diploma of honor. Following this, a blood donation marketing campaign befell, promoted by the Nationwide Blood Middle, in partnership with the WHO, the Simão Mendes Nationwide Hospital, the World Financial institution, the Camões Institute, the Marquês de Valle Flôr Institute, the NGO AIDA, amongst others.
Main by instance, Dr. Mie Okamura, was the primary individual to donate blood on this present day. Greater than 50 volunteer donors had been ready to find a way, “be part of the trouble and thus save lives” in Guinea-Bissau