• The University has closed the blood donation campaign with an increase of 30% in the registration of donors

    May 09, 2011

    Three students and the Higher School of Civil Navy has been awarded for supporting this initiative of solidarity

    Awarding ceremony

    More donors and more donations. This is the result of the blood campaign carried out in the University of Oviedo during the academic year 2010- 2011. The Asturian academic institution registered and increase of 4, 7% in the donations and a 30% in the registration of donors. These numbers have been presented this morning in the Assembly Hall of the University in an event in which the rector, Vicente Gotor; the counsellor for Health and Sanitary Services, Ramón Quirós; the manager of the Community Centre of Blood and Tissues, María García Hernández; the responsible of Cajastur's Social and Cultural Work, José Luis Vega; and the town councillor of the Town Council of Oviedo, José Manuel Suárez took part.

    All of them agreed that society needs to be conscious of how important blood donations are and they thanked the response of the university community. This academic year was closed with 590 donors, 135 more than last year and about one hundred donations more.

    The students of the Faculty of Sciences are the ones which presented the highest index of donations, though the increase experimented in the Higher School of Civil Navy and in the Oviedo's Mining School of Engineering must be outstood. The group of students keeps on presenting the highest level of donation, followed by the Administration and Services Staff and the Teaching and Research Staff.

    During this event, there was an awarding ceremony in which Daniel López Fernández, student of 4th course of Industrial Engineering and Aida García Anido, student of 5th year of Industrial Engineering received some grants; the Special prize of the University Campaign was given to Bernardo Fernández Velasco, student of Law; and the Solidarity Diploma for its collaboration and support with the campaign was given to the Higher School of Civil Navy, which was taken by his manager, Rafael García.