5th Blood Donation Campaign
Blood is essential in helping people survive many illnesses and traumatic injuries. If one’s blood levels fall due to an accident or illness or their blood is not functioning correctly, there will not be enough oxygen or other nutrients to maintain their vital organs. That’s why blood donation is encouraged, and many organizations hold campaigns around the world to promote participation. The Faculty of Nursing at Tishk International University annually organizes a Blood Donation Campaign, a community social project where university staff and students are encouraged to donate their blood to save a life.
On May 18th 2023, the Faculty of Nursing held the 5th ongoing campaign for 1 day. The campaign encompassed voluntary blood donation, held in collaboration with Erbil Blood Bank Center. The center’s staff arranged for an ambulance and spacemen equipment required to draw blood from donors safely.
On behalf of Tishk International University, we are delighted to use the donations for cancer patients and, therefore, would like to thank all of staff and student donors for their participation in this campaign. Such is an act of support and kindness that may seem insignificant. However, it is indeed one that makes a big difference in the world and contributes to saving many lives.
Blood is the most precious gift that anyone can give to another person – the gift of life. A decision to donate your blood can save a life, or even several if your blood is separated into its components – red cells, platelets and plasma – which can be used individually for patients with specific conditions.