Donate More! is to encourage students to donate blood, organ and bone marrow. The project is currently active in southern Sweden and Uppsala.
Blood donation is an important basis for supplying the great need for blood on our hospitals in the country. Many students can actually imagine to give blood, Nevertheless, it will be in around 80 % of the cases "never". The fact is that medical students are underrepresented among blood donors, and so we do not think that it should be! Similarly,, Sweden is the highest in Europe in terms of people's willingness to donate organs, with 85 % of the Swedish population in favour of donating their organs after death, but low donation numbers are – often when one's position has not been known among related parties. Through lectures and workshops for nursing students tried we to encourage more to take the step to sign up as donors of blood, organs or bone marrow. We try to simplify the design, for example through collaboration with Blood bus who have come to campus!
In southern Sweden, we also arrange workshops in venipuncture and PVK-scheme for medical students at the preclinical academic terms. This time students have expressed an uncertainty surrounding these elements at the same time as the capacity to implement these tests can be expected on the clinical semesters. In connection with our workshops, we are discussing about blood donation and the importance of this.
If you are interested to start up this project again, only to hear you!
doneramera.skane @ ifmsa.se