World Blood Donor Day 2017 at RANEPA
On December 1, the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) held traditional World Blood Donor Day events as part of the closing Goodwill Week project. This year, more than 140 RANEPA students became blood donors.
People around the world, of varying ages, under varying circumstances, might have an urgent need for blood transfusion any time; this procedure saves millions of human lives. Who is a donor? A donor is a person who voluntarily shares his or her blood. Every year we find more such people among responsible youth – young men and women with good health and a healthy lifestyle who are willing to help others in their need.
“I was absolutely calm during blood donation because I realized that I was in the hands of professionals I can trust my health to. The atmosphere and the general sentiment around me also played a role. All people were friendly; they understood that we were all doing the good thing. The main reasons for my decision was wanting to help people and to feel not like just a person who lives another day without a special purpose, but a Man with a capital M who is ready to give part of himself to those who need it,” said Denis Lagotsky, freshman at RANEPA Institute of Law and National Security (ILNS).