21 Years of Blood Donation Festivals, 19,000 Students, Faculty Members and Alumnus To Take Part
Daegu Health College (DHC / President Dr. Nam Sung-hee) hosted ‘the 21st DHC Blood Drive’ on the 22nd at various locations on campus; the lobby (1st floor), grand conference room (3rd floor), blood drive buses and blood donation center on campus.
More than 800 participants to include students, faculty members and alumnus have taken part in this festival. Donators are accredited with 6 volunteer hours.
With the help of Korea Red Cross and Daegu Gyeongbuk Redcross Blood Services, 50 beds were set at the lobby and the conference room – the relay of blood drive continued until 6 pm. Souvenirs, nail art services and other various events were available for those who donate blood donation certificates.
College will use its blood donation certificates to help patients suffering from leukemia and child cancer.
Daegu Gyeongbuk Redcross Blood Services gave scholarship of 300,000KRW to 7 students whom have donated their blood for more than 10 times in the past 2 years. The list of students are; Jeong, Mi-ryeong and Jeong, Seong-ho (junior, department of nursing), Lee, Seung-min and Ju, Hyeon-ji (sophomore, department of physical therapy), Kang, Hwi-seung (junior, department of dental hygeiene), Jegal, Wook (freshmen, fire fight safety and management). Scholarship was a gesture of appreciation from the blood services to the students and president Nam; the college has been hosting blood drive for many years, allowing blood donation center on campus for free, and contributing largely to the public health.
Hong, Eun-ji (20. Female), a sophomore in department of nursing who donated her blood said “I learned that blood donation is a true sharing which only human can do. Today was an important day since I learned to cherish my health and donate my blood consistently to continue the joy of sharing.”
DHC hosted its first blood drive with the citizens of Daegu in 1999 with its motto ‘lesser the pain and more the love when you share.’
DHC has been developing its blood donation campaigns with the citizens into a festival; more than 19,000 students and citizens have participated in DHC’s blood drive for the past 21 years.