Dayana Nascimento/State of Tocantins
With the end of the vacation period, Hemorrede do Tocantins started several blood donation campaigns to regularize the situation of blood stocks that had been in a critical situation since the second half of July. In total, 78 actions were carried out to attract blood donors. Among them, 07 external collections in Palmas and surrounding municipalities.
With the mobilization of campaigns, the blood center managed to reach the historic mark of 2,220 bags collected, the historic mark was reached for the last time in 2016, where Hemorrede collected 2,224 bags of blood. This number of donations represents more than 5,540 blood components produced, including red blood cells, plasma, cryoprecipitate and platelets, that is, more than five thousand patients will benefit from these donations.
“We had an average of 105 donor visits per day at Hemorrede and more than 92 blood bags were collected daily. These are expressive and significant numbers. We will achieve a considerable mark of lives saved thanks to the dedication of our servers, partners and especially all the donors who came to us to donate a little life to those in need”, highlighted the superintendent of Hemorrede do Tocantins, Heloina Oliveira.
To achieve this goal, the blood center units promoted several actions, including programmed collections that consist of a partnership between the blood center and company, organ, institution, where the partner provides a date for its employees and/or members to attend a unit and make your blood donation.
This is the case of the pastor of the CADETINS Assembly of God Church, Aristotle, who came to Palmas in 2016 and has since become a partner of the blood center. “Coming from the countryside of Tocantins and I became a donor and partner of the blood center, organizing a church group and my family to help those who are in need of help. ‘A generous soul will prosper, and he who gives will also be attended’ (Proverbs 11:25) and saving lives through giving has been very rewarding for all of us.”
Photo: Mariana Ferreira/State of Tocantins