A blood donation event initiated by a charity organisation “Umut” was held in Simferopol on November 14. It appeared that such events were held not only in Ukraine, but in some Russian cities as well.
As reported by the QHA, those were Moscow, St.Petersburg, Ekaterinburg, Kazan, Volgograd, Makhachkala, Astrakhan, Ivanovo and Orel.
This event was initially meant for collecting necessary blood for saving several children from the Titov Hospital’s oncohematology department, but the medical staff explained that one girl, Alie Asanova, needed it the most. The girl has been fighting against acute leukemia for three months already. Her sister Niyara Asanova told “My little sister needs the donor’s blood badly, especially after the chemo when the hemoglobin and the platelets are at an extremely low level. The blood is literally needed daily.”
At 8 AM a line occurred at the reception; those were the unindifferent people who came to donate their blood.
Mr. Enver Shakirov who donated 450 ml of his blood says: “I couldn’t stay indifferent when I learned there’s need for blood, as I have four children myself. I understand the parents’ feelings very well.”
Ms. Lutfie Zuedieva, a charity fund “Sadaqa” employee, says that they’ve managed to find not more than 15 volunteers earlier, but today about 80 people came. The information about the event has been in the social media for several weeks.
Thus, 55 of the donors helped little Alie, aged 1.5, in her battle with acute leukemia.
75 people registered willing to donate their blood, but 20 of them were denied for different reasons. Each one of them could donate 350 to 470 ml. The medics collected about 25 liters of blood in general.
The facilitators are planning to continue helping the Titov Hospital’s oncohematology department.
Every donor receives a certificate indicating date and amount of donated blood. They can become donors again some time later, and maybe save somebody’s life.