High willingness to donate blood among the citizens of Katzwinkel

Press release from 07/11/2022

In many places, a declining willingness to donate blood is offset by a growing need. Not so in Katzwinkel. Because there was a pleasingly high response at the last blood donation appointment. Many donors were repeat donors, but a few had never donated blood before.

Tim Kweatkowski donates blood for the first time. Udo Schmidt, head of the DRK stand-by service in Katzwinkel (back right, with blood donor doctor Dr. Peter Enders) is happy about the willingness to donate. (Photo: Bernhard Theis)

cat corner The DRK Preparedness Katzwinkel and its manager Udo Schmidt are happy that many citizens in the village are aware of their responsibility. After all, anyone could find themselves in the situation of needing blood substitutes in the event of illness or after an accident. A total of 48 donors completed the last appointment in the Glück-Auf-Halle, five of them for the first time, which the volunteer Red Cross workers and the employees of the DRK blood donation service West particularly praised. For Scheuerfelder Tim Kweatkowski, for example, the procedure was a new experience, because he was one of the first donors who each provided half a liter of blood free of charge. (PM)

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