Blood donation campaign for Avrîn hospital in Shehba

The supply of blood reserves at the Avrîn hospital in the northern Syrian city of Shehba can currently only be guaranteed with great effort. The Kurdish aid organization Heyva Sor a Kurd has therefore launched a donation campaign.

In the Avrîn hospital in the northern Syrian canton of Shehba the blood reserves are running short. A shortage is imminent, warns the hospital management.

Because of the embargo against the region, blood donation services can no longer supply the canton. There are also problems such as almost daily attacks and crimes against the civilian population committed by the Turkish army and its jihadist allies. Due to the current situation, the only few blood donors left in total could only reach the blood donation centres in the canton with great effort. The Kurdish aid organisation Heyva Sor a Kurd has therefore initiated a donation campaign. It calls on suitable donors to refill the blood bank shelves.

The stock of blood for certain blood groups in the Avrîn hospital has now shrunk so much that some operations have to be postponed, says Ekrem Ereb, co-chairman of Heyva Sor a Kurd. The clinic not only treats patients from Afrin who were displaced and moved to Shehba during the invasion but has also become a central point of contact for the entire region. Even people from Aleppo come to Avrîn hospital when they find the opportunity.

Heyva Sor a Kurd asks volunteers to contact one of the mobile blood donation services set up in the Ehres district to make a donation.