From May 15 to May 18, 2023, the Donor Days were held at UEC-Perm Engines (a part of Rostec United Engine Corporation). More than 300 engine builders responded to the charitable initiative. Over four days, they donated more than 150 kg of the vital biomaterial to the Blood Service of Perm Krai.
Blood and its components are always needed and can be required at any moment. People know this firsthand and fervently respond to the charitable action.
Elena Vereshchagina, quality inspector of the Shop 53 of UEC-Perm Engines, said, “I saw the announcement about the action in a VK group, and signed up. And here I am. Several years ago, my husband needed surgery and donor blood. That is when my journey as a donor began. We must help people who got into trouble”.
Donor admission is a crucial moment; everybody has a medical check, which includes therapist examination and preliminary blood tests. The blood and its components are then sent to various local medical facilities.
Inna Drovosekova, head of the leading department for the PD-14 program at JSC “UEC-Aviadvigatel”, has been donating blood for the fourteenth time. She said, “I want to help people, especially children with oncological diseases. Donation of blood, which initially started for company, has become my conscious position.”
Sergey Vdovin, designer of the Communication policy department of UEC-Perm Engines, told the same thing, “I made a conscious decision to become a donor because it is an extremely important and accessible type of charity for many people. I see information about the need for blood almost every day, and only one procedure can save three lives. That is why I can’t just pass by.”
Perm engine-building enterprises have been participating in voluntary blood donation actions for many years. This year, the appointment journals were filled in just two days; people were writing even on the covers. Every day more and more volunteers were coming to the blood drawing point, and on the last day there were 106 people.
“Blood donation is an important part of the corporate culture of UEC-Perm Engines. We give our employees an opportunity to contribute to a big noble cause, to be involved in saving human lives. It is a good incentive to show sympathy, compassion and readiness to help someone in need”, emphasized Tatiana Snitko, HR Director at JSC “UEC-Aviadvigatel”.