On June 14, 2022, we celebrate International Blood Donor Day which is also the birthday of Karl Landsteiner, a Nobel laureate who discovered blood types. To that end, Human Initiative will enliven the month of June by holding a Blood Donation activity at Human Initiative head office, in Depok, on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. The event will take place from 09.00 – 13.00 West Indonesia Time.
Indonesia is a country with a fairly high morbidity rate. The number of infectious, non-communicable diseases and the incidence of human error resulted in many occurrences of illness. One of them is anemia and postpartum bleeding. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the minimum amount of blood needed in Indonesia is around 5.1 million bags of blood per year, while the current production of blood is 4.1 million bags from 3.4 million donations. The number of blood donors during the Covid-19 pandemic has decreased drastically, due to the fear that donors will be exposed to the virus during the blood donation process.
As a form of concern for this phenomenon, Human Initiative holds a blood donation event. This event aims to help the Blood Transfusion Unit (UTD) collect donors in the “GIVE BLOOD SAVE LIFE” activity.
In this activity, all humanitarian activists in the Human Initiative and invited residents around Human Initiative office to donate blood. The terms and conditions apply to each prospective donor. This aims to maintain the quality of blood which will later be used for medical purposes.
Initiator Friends who want to join in this activity can directly contact Human Initiative admin. You can also follow the information on this activity by following Human Initiative social media at the following link. Hopefully this activity can help our brothers and sisters out there who need blood donors. Thank you for your good initiative.