(ANSA) – ROME, JUN 13 – The Italian Red Cross, on the occasion of the World Blood Donor Day on June 14, appeals to everyone, but in particular to young people, for donation.
“This year we see a particular lack of blood – underlines Francesco Rocca, president of the Italian Red Cross – as a consequence of the pandemic. In the summer, then, the situation becomes even more delicate. In particular, we ask for an effort to young people, who are engine of change and whose example can be contagious among peers. National data, in fact, say that the average age of donors is increasing while there is a shortage of donors between 18 and 30 years. A trend to reverse because if we want to increase the amount of donations is essential to attract young people “.
Thus began an awareness campaign that involved the federboxe and in particular two Italian boxing champions, the world bronze medal Alessia Mesiano and the former European middleweight champion Emanuele Blandamura, ‘ambassadors’ of the FPI. Both have chosen to support the “Donate to you back” campaign, launched by the Italian Red Cross, adhering personally with the example of donation and an invitation to do the same. “Donating blood is essential – comments Alessia Mesiano – not only for first aid facilities, for surgical interventions, organ transplants, the treatment of oncological and haematological diseases and the production of life-saving medicines, but also for the health of we athletes, because it regenerates our body and activates the metabolism, with a single donation we can burn 650 calories “. A message heard and shared by Emanuele Blandamura: “this is an appointment that must not be missed and to be repeated once or twice a year. It is a civic duty, because we are all on the same level in terms of humanity and to have awareness for oneself and for others is the first step towards a better community “. According to the president of the FPI Flavio D’Ambrosi, “donating blood is a guarantee of life and health for everyone, including sportsmen. I am sure that the example of two champions such as Emanuele Blandamura and Alessia Mesiano, whom I thank, will be followed by many young people “. (HANDLE).
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