OJSC «Il» staff participates in gratuitous blood donation program
As part of the action, the Ilyushin staff donated blood together with employees of United Aircraft Corporation, its other subsidiaries and affiliates. In total, more than 200 people participated in the event in Moscow, and more than 1000 in Russia. All OJSC «Il» donors are young specialists under the age of 35.
OJSC «Il» engineer Victor Dekanov, who became one of the donors, said, «I participate in donor marathons every year. This is a simple but very useful thing. Understanding that my blood will help the needy motivates me to take part in such actions all the time!»
On the same day several employees took part in a similar event held at the Zhukovsky Clinical Hospital.
Donor Marathon organized by the Russian Engineering Union is an important social action aimed at helping patients who need donated blood and its components. According to statistics from the Blood Service more than 1.5 million people in Russia need blood transfusions every year. At the end of 2015, there are more than 1.5 million donors in Russia, an average of 10 donors per thousand people. Thanks to such people, doctors save thousands of lives every year.