As part of the Red Crescent Week activities, Eastern Mediterranean University Dr. Fazıl Küçük Medicine Faculty organised a blood donation activity in collaboration with the TRNC Red Crescent Association and Famagusta State Hospital. The event which took place at the yard of EMU Dr. Fazıl Küçük Medicine Faculty was participated by a crowded group of volunteering students, academic and administrative staff and workers.
Speaking at the event, Dr. Fazıl Küçük Medicine Faculty Dean Prof. Dr. Nahide Gökçora highlighted the importance of donating blood. Prof. Dr. Gökçora also stated that blood is a very precious medicine the only source of which is humans. Every year hundreds of people die because of blood shortages. Blood transfusion is an indispensable part of health systems and every blood donor poses invaluable contributions to human life and health.
“The Most Trusted Blood Products are Obtained via Blood Donations”
Talking about the importance of voluntary blood donation, Prof. Dr. Gökçora put forth that blood donors are the fundamental parts of national health systems. Prof. Dr. Gökçora also added that the most trusted blood products are obtained via blood donations. Prof. Dr. Gökçora also expressed her hope regarding the formation of a system for regular voluntary blood donation in each country.
“The Importance of Motivating Young Individuals towards Voluntary Donation”
Prof. Dr. Gökçora also talked about the importance of motivating young individuals towards regular and voluntary blood donation. Prof. Dr. Gökçora also added that voluntary blood donation is a very crucial necessity regarding communal health. Towards the end of her address, Prof. Dr. Gökçora talked about the health benefits of blood donation by stating that blood cells of those who donate blood are renewed and their bodies become stronger. At the end of her speech, Prof. Dr. Gökçora highlighted the important role of blood donors in keeping alive people who are in emergent need of blood.