UFCA partners with Hemoce to encourage blood donation

In “Red June”, Blood Donation Awareness Month, the Federal University of Cariri (UFCA) signed a partnership with the Hematology and Hemotherapy Center of Ceará (Hemoce) to encourage voluntary blood donation among members of the university community. . The form was signed on the 13th and provides for recovery actions on August 5 and December 2.

The partnership was articulated by the dean of personnel management, through the Coordination of the quality of life at work (CQVT-Progep/UFCA).

Among the actions to be developed by the UFCA are the identification of appropriate places for voluntary blood donation; the promotion, at least twice a year, of blood donation campaigns in the establishment and the facilitation of the distribution of collections in the establishment.

The two collections to be carried out at the UFCA are already scheduled. The first will take place on August 5, at the Beata Maria de Araújo Auditorium, Juazeiro do Norte campus; and the second, on December 2, 2022, at a location to be determined.

According to the head of CQVT-Progep/UFCA, Mirna Fontenele, the partnership between UFCA and Hemoce, in addition to attracting more blood donations, reaffirms the social commitment of the University towards the population of Cariri.

The problem of lack of stock in blood banks raises our awareness and encourages us to support internal blood donation campaigns. We hope to disseminate principles such as solidarity and mutual aid in the training of our students and in our organizational environment. Our expectation is to initiate action that occurs periodically and can contribute effectively to helping save lives.”Myrna said.

With the partnership with Hemoce, the UFCA also becomes a Citizen Organization, worthy of the “Citizen Organization” digital seal, to be affixed to official documents, and to a physical plaque, to be displayed in a privileged place by the institution.

Blood donation is vital to care for the injured in an emergency or calamity and enables safe medical procedures. In addition, donations are essential so that patients with serious chronic diseases, such as sickle cell disease and thalassemia, can live longer and with better quality. A single blood donation can save up to 4 lives.

Requirements for donating blood

Be in good health (in good health, well nourished and with at least 6 hours of sleep in the 24 hours preceding the donation);

Be between 16 and 69 years old (those under 18 can only make a donation with the formal consent of the managers);

Avoid fatty foods in the 4 hours preceding the donation (Indeed, according to the recommendations of the World Health Organization, the blood received from a donation must contain up to 10% fat. When this limit is exceeded , it becomes more difficult to identify communicable diseases, such as hepatitis B and C, AIDS, syphilis and Chagas);

Present an original document with photo, issued by an official body, or a certified true copy. Documents accepted: Identity Card (RG or RNE), passport, Work Card, Professional Identity Card, National Driving License with photo or Reservist Certificate. Electronic documents are also accepted, such as the national driving license, through the “Carteira Digital” app and voter registration through the “e-Título” app, provided they contain the candidate’s photo and are validated by the “Vio: QR Seguro” and “e-Titulo”, respectively.

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