More than 22 tons of antiCOVID plasma were prepared in Russia in 2020
Today the Ufa Congress Hall "Toratau", on the eve of the National Donor Day, which is celebrated on April 20, hosts the 13th All-Russian Forum of the Blood Supply Service.
Opening the plenary session, the head of the Federal Medical and Biological Agency, Veronika Skvortsova, noted that today the blood supply service was a clear and well-coordinated system. It provides all medical organizations in the country with blood and blood components. The past 2020 was challenging for the whole world and our country. In most countries of the world, the number of donations and donors fell sharply, and blood became an extremely scarce commodity, but Russia was able to avoid this.
According to Veronika Skvortsova, due to the joint work of the authorities, public and volunteer organizations, more than 175 thousand donors were additionally included in the system last year.
"Last year, we also managed to prepare more than 22 tons of anti-coronavirus plasma. Unfortunately, not all patients can receive it, but during the first period, the use of this plasma is life-saving," Veronika Skvortsova said.
According to her, today, the donation of bone marrow and stem cells is also developing. The register of the biomedical agency includes more than 56 thousand donors last year; it included another 8,400 bone marrow donors.
The head of the agency expressed gratitude to the leadership of our republic and personally to the Head of Bashkortostan for organizing a large-scale event at a time when the coronavirus infection has not yet been defeated.
Radiy Khabirov noted that, despite the problems associated with the pandemic, the republican blood service coped with its task perfectly; the republic's hospitals did not have any problems with blood supply.
"I want to thank all the blood service employees who are now at their workplaces, all the residents of the republic who donate blood answering the call of their heart, are donors and save the lives of other people," the Head of the Region stressed.
Today, forum participants also plan to discuss the specifics of the work of blood supply service institutions in Russia during the COVID-19 pandemic, successful practices for preserving and developing donor potential.
The 13th All-Russian Forum of the Blood Service will end with a solemn ceremony of awarding the winners of the professional petition among the blood supply service institutions of Russia.