“The promotion of the culture of voluntary donation of blood”, was the subject of the workshop held in 20th of march 2016 and organized by deanship of student affair in partnership with the Central Blood Bank.
The Dean of Student Affairs Dr. Abdel Raouf Sinnaw launched the workshop. He announced establishing the club of friends of Central Blood Bank at the university. This club includes many of the university students from various disciplines in its membership. Dr Sinnawi explained that diffusing the idea and culture of voluntary donation of blood will be the responsibility of the students who will transmit the idea to other collogues at the university and to Palestinian community in all provinces and sites. By considering it as volunteer work –hours..
Dr. Rasmi Abu Helo, director of the health centers & advisor of the central blood Bank , stressed the importance of this partnership and the mechanisms of working of friends of blood bank at the university in order to foster the idea of voluntary donation for blood to reach 100% according to the recommendation of the world Health Organization (WHO) .
A number of specialists in this field:.Miss, kafa Rimawi, director of blood bank ; Miss Lena Manasrah , acting director of blood banks in the government hospitals; Shuaa al Hajj , chairman of the committee of donation and Bahaa Bahar, Responsible of the public relation in the central Blood Bank participated in the workshop.
The participants try to present a clear definition about blood banks , their location and the important role they play in the health process
to achieve the desired aim of establishing the club friends of Blood Banks, which will take the responsibility of diffusion the idea of voluntary donation of blood in the main campus in first place to reach all segments of the Palestinian society in order to give the volunteering meaning of giving and continuity. Then they presented a full and detailed explanation concerning the types of blood donation , its benefits , conditions and restrictions.
The club will held several meetings to develop and design a mechanism and programs which will be carried out in the near future at the university to announce the launch of the project.