Staff members from Maoming Central Blood Station [Photo/You Qing]
In recent years, either the number of blood donators or the total amount of blood donation in Maoming has gone up steadily. The success is inseparable from the blood station’s innovative publicity.
When you see a group of bicycle riders in red shirts in Maoming, you may wonder which bicycle club they belong to. Guess what? Actually they are not bicycle amateurs but staff members from Maoming Central Blood Station.
Starting from 2014, Maoming Central Blood Station has promoted blood donation throughout the city on mountain bikes. Staff members from the station ride one hour and a half on every Monday morning, making more citizens get to know more about blood donation.
Data shows the promotion is effective. In 2014, the amount of blood donation was 11.7 million milliliter; in 2015, the amount reached 12.46 million, and the average blood donation rate was 0.6%.
Maoming’s blood donation rate is still lower than the national average and has a certain gap from the recommended rate 1% by the World Health Organization. However, Maoming keeps working on publicizing blood donation, and with the development of the society, more and more people will take the initiative to offer the their compassion and donate blood, donating their love to life.
(By Xiangyue & Monica)