National Army Servicemembers Donate Blood
Chisinau, June 14, 2013 — National Army servicemembers of all garrisons have donated blood voluntarily, as part of the campaign “Donate blood — give life”, conducted by the Ministry of Health, in partnering with the National Center of Blood Transfusion and local public administrations, on the World Blood Donor Day.
In Chisinau garrison, Defense Minister Vitalie Marinuta, servicemembers and students of Military Academy “Alexandru cel Bun” joined the citizens of the capital city and donated blood in the Public Garden “Stefan cel Mare si Sfant”.
Vitalie Marinuta said the voluntary donation of blood is our civic duty and called all the citizens of Republic of Moldova to join the global community and contribute to saving lives. “Military of National Army, through their regular participation in this action, intend to show how important is to donate blood and to encourage in this way all the people of the country to follow their example,” Defense Minister said.
It should be noted that the voluntary blood donation campaign from Chisinau brough together more than 100 soldiers and 60 students of Military Academy “Alexandru cel Bun”. About 100 other officers, non-commissioned officers and sergeants from Balti and Cahul garrisons donated blood in their cities.
In 2005, World Health Organization decided to dedicate a special day to blood donors. Thus, June 14 was declared World Blood Donor Day.