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September 22, 2019

Impressive mobilization for those in need: Over 1,500 people donated blood over the weekend following deadly Colectiv Club fire

Over 1,500 people donated blood in Bucharest on Saturday and Sunday following the fire that killed 30 in Colectiv Club in the capital on Friday night, Blood Transfusion Centre manager Doina Gosa, MD informed on Monday.

“On Friday night and on Saturday there were 816 donors. We collected 816 bags, as there were more donors admitted. Yesterday there were 744 donors in Bucharest,” the haematologist told Agerpres.

Dr. Gosa stated that the total number includes the donors at her centre and in the capital’s hospitals. She added that on Monday morning there were even more donors at the Centre, with over 300 people queuing along the adjacent streets.

The centre opened at 7.30am and aims to receive all donors. Gosu called donors to keep coming throughout next week.

“My wish is to receive all of them. (…) I don’t know whether we are able to do that, because we’re the same people who’ve been working continuously. (…) Our request is for them to come back on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and next week, because if everyone comes at the same time they will queue and we can’t receive them all it is tiring for them, too,” Gosa added.

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