December 19th 2009 The Bright Millennium-Red Cross Blood Donation
 
The Bright Millennium intends to organize an annual community Red Cross Blood Donation Day to be heald at the Safari Lodge as part of the December festival. (The project commenced on December 22nd 2008 and this year will be heald on December 19th 2009.)
 
The aim is to aid Red Cross raise enough blood in the banks to cater to the overbearing demands that arise from hospitals concerning car and fire accidents, pregnancy emergencies and other surgical operations in general.
 
This event is to be celebrated every year in rememberance of the late Ato Tekye G/Mariam, who showed his personal dedication to the community by donating blood to Red Cross 107 times before he passed.
Our strategy to get blood donation includes: 
  • Promoting Ato Tekye’s dedication and achievement throughout the year to the community to act as a role model for others to follow suit.
  • Promoting a united front amongst community members to overcome their fear of donating blood and together celebrate December 19th as a day of “united giving with understanding”.  By spreading awareness on billboards, media, pamphlets, group and individual discusses throughout the year, we target to raise a minimum of 107 blood donations in one day. The point being, if one man can do it by spending his entire life dedicated to giving blood, it should be easy for a 1000 to obtain more than 107 donations in one day.
  • Alongside the above, we also aim to inspire dedication by promoting & advertising the idea that donations can also be every 4 months if the individual so chooses etc.
In December 22nd 2008 the Bright Millennium Blood orientation and donation celebration managed to pull the business community, education centers, municipality members, medical professionals (doctors and nurses) and youths to partake in the event. Although we had promotional limitations, time and fund constraints, we still managed the following outstanding results:

120 community members came and got examined for blood donation 
42 were cleared for donating blood which is the equivalent to saving 42 lives.

Based on the statistics presented by Red Cross Misirak Shoa, this was by far the most blood donated in one day throughout the year. Therefore, by enabling this awareness and promotion at a higher level this year, we intend to achieve a long lasting dedication from community members to continue donating to Red Cross.
 
Features Incl: Combined Promotions and Awareness on Health and Community Development issues,
interviews with invited guests from government, media, banks, medical centers, investors and International aid companies coming to support the cause.

TO CONTACT THE BLOOD DONATION COMMITTEE:
TEL: 09-11210180
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FAX: 0221115102

TO CONTACT THE BAZAAR COMMITTEE FOR DECEMBER FESTIVAL:
TEL: 09-11345385/09-11920236
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TO CONTACT THE ENTERTAINMENT COMMITTEE FOR DECEMBER FESTIVAL:
TEL: 09-11210180
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