Huaibei Named "Outstanding City in National Free Blood Donation" for 7 Consecutive Years
Source: hbnews.net: National Health Commission, Red Cross Society of China and Health Bureau, Logistic Assurance Department of CMC recently issued "Decision on Commending 2018-2019 Prize Winner in National Free Blood Donation", Huaibei City was named "Outstanding City in National Free Blood Donation", receiving the honor for 7 consecutive years.
Since the issuance of Blood Donation Law, Huaibei has always adhered to the spirits of "Dedication, friendship, mutual help and progress", and actively created the atmosphere of unselfish blood donation and unselfish devotion, to stimulate the enthusiasm of healthy people of appropriate age in the whole society to participate in free blood donation. Nearly 9000 regular voluntary free blood donors were recruited in Huaibei, to realize blood for clinical use 100% from "voluntary free donation" for 18 consecutive years, and the rate of 400ml donation always leading the entire province. In 2018-2019, there were 33,674 persons/times participating in free blood donation, collecting 11.89 million ml whole blood, 3355 units of machine collecting plateletpheresis; and 4 rare blood type WeChat groups were established, including 400 voluntary rare blood type donors, collecting 80,000ml of Rh (-) blood from 223 persons/times, used timely for saving patients at critical condition with the "Panda Blood".
We consistently enhance the commending level and improve the care for blood donors, to encourage the public to participate in blood donation. Any citizen participating in free blood donation with the donation volume over 1000ml (inclusive) shall be exempted from the charges for blood collection, storage, separation, testing and other clinical blood uses specified by the government; and those with donation volume less than 1000ml shall be exempted from the charges for clinical blood use as per 2 folds of their donation volume. The spouse and direct relatives shall be exempted from the charges as per the equal volume or converted volume of the type, donation volume, etc. of the donors. The direct relatives are defined as the parents, grandparents, spouse, children and grandchildren of the donors, according to the requirements and the principle for the maximum benefits of blood donors. In 2020, totally 216 persons received payback for free blood donation, amounting to RMB235,000.
During the prevention and control of Covid-19 epidemic, Huaibei launched the love donation initiative for "Fighting epidemic and ensuring blood supply", arranged "reserved" donation by phone and "home' donation with donation vehicles, and extended the working hours at the blood collection points, receiving the active response and active participation of the public in free blood donation for fight of the epidemic. During the love donation campaign, the blood supply for clinical transfusion and treatment was adequately ensured in Huaibei and also 145,800 ml erythrocytes and 85,000 ml plasma (totally 6 lots) were supplied to Hubei, transmitting the warmth with hot blood from our city.
Reporter: Han Hui Correspondent: Dai Changqing
记者 韩惠 通讯员 代长青