TRNC Record has been broken on Near East University Campus; 451 Units of Blood was donated in 5 Days

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Added On: 30 March 2018, Friday, 09:11
Last Edited On: 30 March 2018, Friday, 09:11

TRNC Record has been broken on Near East University Campus; 451 Units of Blood was donated in 5 Days

Near East University Red Crescent Club, Turkish Republic of Red Crescent of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) and Turkey jointly realised an event titled as “Red Crescent on Campus” and has caused a record to be broken regarding blood donations.

According to the press release issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations of Near East University, a bus was sent to the TRNC by the Red Crescent of Turkey for the blood donation event and the event was held on Near East University campus. Furthermore, it was stated that a high number of volunteers had donated blood due to the event and that a TRNC record had been broken by collecting blood from 451 people.

In addition to the above, it was pointed out that on the first day of the blood donation event, the bus which had been sent to the TRNC by the Red Crescent of Turkey was present in front of the Near East University Library. Over the next three days, it was available for blood donations in front of the İrfan Günsel Congress Centre. A high number of university students and personnel volunteered to donate blood and contributed to this meaningful event.

“Red Crescent on Campus” has been a fruitful project on Near East University campus…
It was revealed that the main aim of the Red Crescent on Campus Project was to raise awareness on the need for continuous and voluntary blood donators and that it turned out to be a rather fruitful event. Furthermore, it was pointed out that the Red Crescent Club of NEU has been active since 2nd October 2017 and that regular meetings were held at 17:00 every Tuesday; aiming to organise events to raise awareness on the matter.

TRNC Record was broken on Near East University Campus…
The statement made by the Near East University Red Crescent Club include the information that they had collected 451 units of blood on Near East Campus within a week’s time; taking the blood bank reserves of the country to the peak. Moreover, since January 2018 to date 208 volunteers had applied to the Near East University Hospital to donate blood. It was pointed out that the yearly blood donation need of the country was around 24 thousand units and that the NEU Red Crescent Club’s main aim was to raise awareness on continuous voluntary donators.

The Red Crescent Club of Near East University expressed appreciation to the authorities of the Red Crescent of Turkey and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus for their support. They also thanked Near East University Rectorate, Vice Rector of NEU Prof Dr Tamer Şanlıdağ, to Registrar’s Office, to Red Crescent Club Consultant Assoc. Prof Dr Kaya Süer and to all those who made donations.

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