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Ministry of Health invites football fans to donate blood

Program anticipates a good supporter low blood donations during the school holidays and want to meet tourist population during the Confederations Cup

 
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Padilha Minister participates in the ceremony of announcement of the partnership of the Ministry of Health with football teams to encourage blood donation Event was held at the Football Museum in Sao Paulo
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Padilha Minister participates in the ceremony of announcement of the partnership of the Ministry of Health with football teams to encourage blood donation
Event was held at the Football Museum in Sao Paulo

The Health Minister Alexandre Padilha has partnered with football teams in the country to encourage blood donation among fans brasileiros.A mobilization aims to increase the blood supply of blood banks, anticipating the possibility of low donations during the school holidays in July. The measure aims to encourage the scheduling of donations to meet the tourist population during the Confederations Cup in May. The goal is to reach one million doadores.O agreement was reached on Friday (5), the Soccer Museum in Sao Paulo.

According to the minister, the campaign starts this Saturday (6) with Corinthians fans, but is permanent. Other supporters are already fitted with their calendar. The action aims to increase the number of voluntary blood donors in the country for the maintenance of stocks in blood banks. Currently, 2% of the population has a habit of donating blood and the number of samples reaches 3.6 million bags per year. Although the percentage is within the parameters of the World Health Organization (WHO), the government plans to reach 3% rate.

About 30 Brazilian teams have joined the mobilization, as Santos (SP) Corinthians (SP), Flamengo (RJ), Vasco (RJ), Fluminense (RJ), Palmeiras (SP), International (RS), Gremio (RS) Paysandú (PA), Avaí (SC), Ponte Preta (Brazil), Portuguese (Brazil), Coritiba (PR), Paraná (PR), Santa Cruz (PE), Sport (PE), Botafogo (RJ) and Ceará (CE ) among others.The expectation is that more clubs participating shares on social networks, through the Ministry of Health profiles on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Fans can access and disseminate information for the hashtag # torcedorsanguebom.

The Unified Health System (SUS) has 32 regional blood centers and 368 engineers, in addition to hemotherapy cores distributed across the country. Fans and others interested in donating blood should go to the nearest residence.

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