MAKES A DIFFERENCE DAY (MAD Day) 2017

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MAKES A DIFFERENCE DAY (MAD Day) 2017


BLOOD DONATION

 

WHY?

Blood donation is something rarely done by many Cameroonians today, unless a member of their family or acquaintance is really in need of one. Many consider it as a taboo, thinking their blood will be used for something else or more than that, that it is sold. What if we Make A Difference and change this by not only doing that but sharing with our volunteers the importance of blood donation . You've surely heard about Cancer, did you know that a cancer patient under chemotherapy needs about 6 to 10 pints of blood per week? (Red cross) 400,000 pints are needed but only about 70,000 are provided per year. A pint of blood can save not only one life but more than one. So what would you do if you had the ability to save someone's life or made it last longer? Because we have the ability to do so.

REQUIREMENTS AND DETAILS OF THE PROJECT

WHEN?

On MAD day 2017; October 28, 2017

•WHERE??

HÔPITAL GÉNÉRAL

  • •BY WHOM (Volunteers)

Alumni in Douala (or out) plus their volunteers (at least 2 each)

Nevertheless, a minimum amount of 20 volunteers are needed for the effectiveness of the project.

NB: The doctor who provided the information emphasized on the fact that volunteers when arriving the hospitals are first of all just candidates only. It is only after the checkup that clarifies if you can donate or not, that you are now considered as a donor or a non-donor.The donors should be

atleast 17 years old and healthy.

 

2- The doctor said that the hospital is offering some snacks to the donors after donation

 

3- Alumni Contribution


HOW?

 

1)POSTERS

Posters will be another method other than people, to share the information with the public, via the CYAA’s Facebook page, Twitter account etc.


2) PARTICIPATION OF THE ALUMNI

TBD

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DONORS

Before donation

  1. i.The night before, get a good night of sleep.
  2. ii.Be well hydrated, that is drink enough water or nonalcoholic drink (which will be provided by us)
  3. iii.Have a healthy meal (fatty food may affect the test done on the blood, Red Cross)
  4. iv.Wear clothing with sleeves that can be raised above the elbow.

The during and after donation requirements will be given at the spot.

ABOUT THE SENSITISATION

A doctor at the hospital’s blood bank will sensitise for some few minutes on the importance of blood donation and the procedure of what will happen to the blood donated from the donation to the end point (the patient).

The last part will be a question and answer moment between the volunteers and the doctor.