You’re always getting fidgeted when your iPhone battery is dying out. But what if someone is dying in China right now just because of the shortage of blood supply? It’s frustrating to find that as to now, still there are many people holding misbeliefs about donating blood. They fear of getting infected with transmissible diseases, hurting their own body and are unsatisfied with the condition they encounter in blood centers.
Here are five ways to encourage more adults to register to become a regular blood donor. It’s never too late to save other people’s lives, and lives including your beloved ones.
Launching campaigns in local communities
Blood demand always outstrips blood supply in China. According to WHO, the developed countries have higher rate of blood donation. Only 1.1% of the population are blood donors among the Chinese population. It’s necessary to launch campaigns in local communities to promote the knowledge of blood donation among residents. Older citizens and even some well-educated young people still hold misbeliefs about it.
Free blood usage for regular donors
Life is full of uncertainty, no one know what is lying ahead tomorrow. The national blood donation law constitutes that blood donors can enjoy privilege on blood usage in case of emergency. This right not only serves for you, but also benefits your family members, including your parents and children. Giving blood is like keeping a savings account in the bank, you can enjoy free blood whenever you are in need of it.
Free virus tests for everyone
Statistics have shown increasing number of people infected with AIDS and syphilis because young generations turn to live a more open lifestyle. Are you afraid of entering a hospital requesting HIV test in China? It costs money and is not so confidential. It’s regulated that every blood unit has to be screened for potential transmissible viruses. So, you can go to any blood donation center and request a free virus test.
Be a hero on social platforms
You ever trying to be a hero like the avengers and save the planet from bad guys? How about being a hero on your favorite social platforms? A new feature will be implemented in every blood center where you can register as a regular donor easily, and login with your current social account. After completion of registration, a shining badge will be issued to you displaying your status as an honorary blood donor. You can choose to show this badge on your Weibo or Instagram profile.
Other social benefits for regular donors
It is critical to convert one-time donors into regular donors. Some social benefits can be applied to regular donors to encourage their consistent donations. For every regular donor meeting certain criteria, a certificate will be issued to the donor. With this certificate, you can enjoy discount when buying railway ticket, or visiting sites of interest within China. We know you donate your blood out of altruism, but this complimentary gift is worthwhile for some people.
Let’s combat with blood shortage and make a difference today! Feel free to repost this article to your friends.