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“Every Blood Donor is a Hero”

CHISINAU, June 14, 2012 — “Blood is priceless!”, Minister of Defense Vitalie Marinuta, stated during the World Blood Donor Day events. National Army servicemen and Alexandru cel Bun Military Academy students donated blood in Stefan cel Mare Park from Chisinau.

According to Minister Marinuta, the voluntary blood donation is an act of high civic responsibility and the National Army makes the whole society aware of how important regular and voluntary blood donation is.

" Blood is a precious gift that cannot be sold or bought. It may be only donated from one person to another. I encourage every citizen to join the voluntary blood donation campaign, for this is a noble act that can save human lives“, Vitalie Marinuta specified.

According to Col. Doctor Gheorghe Antoci, General Inspection Division of the Ministry of Defense, about 80 servicemen and conscripts will donate blood today at the blood donation offices opened in Chisinau and Balti units.

Antoci also said that 50 students of the Military Academy donated per 300 ml of blood. According to the legislation, they will be provided two days off. The National Army servicemen donated blood of their own free will within the campaign “Every blood donor is a hero” held by the National Blood Transfusion Center.

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