12 March 2020 President Meta donates blood for the thalassemia children, as part of the “Blood Donation Alliance”: Blood donation is humanism, solidarity and responsibility
In the framework of His initiative, the “Blood Donation Alliance”, the President of the Republic, H.E. Ilir Meta, along with the Cabinet members and staff of the Institution, donated blood today at the National Blood Transfusion Center.
On this occasion, President Meta stated: “It was my pleasure, but also my responsibility, to donate blood after the appeal of the National Blood Transfusion Center, as the situation itself is such that requires a greater sensitivity, humanity, solidarity and responsibility especially in helping children, of all those who are in need of blood donation because of the thalassemia problem.
Let us not fall prey to panic, all the more so as this is a highly guaranteed and completely healthy process. We need to pursue this action, especially as it relates to all the blood donors who are sustainable, all the more so in these days when the need is greater and I believe that solidarity should be stronger.
I would also like to thank the medical staff for the work they are doing, as well as all those who have responded to this message these days, and I am sure they will continue to contribute voluntarily to the blood donation in the coming days. ”
Question: Mr. President, why haven’t you used masks in this emergency situation?
President Meta: Be sure that I haven’t contacted anyone. I did my best to maintain the necessary distances. I have also warned you not to be so close to each other, and I compliment you for using masks!
Question: Mr. President, how do you see the measures the Albanian government has taken so far to prevent the spread of “Coronavirus”? You have set up a “Task Force” yourself. Do you think there is a need for additional measures?
President Meta: The “Task Force” in the Presidency does not replace or duplicate the “Task Force” of the government. These are two different things. This is in function of the President because of those duties that the Head of State has because of a situation that requires constant monitoring.
We should all focus on the messages of public health authorities, the guidelines given by state and government authorities.
Everyone should consider referring to 127, but perhaps another number should be considered in order to cope with the flow, requests or clarifications that citizens have.
Everyone is doing their best and only together will we pass this situation with as much care, but I stress, without panic.
In this regard today my message goes out to all the constant donors, to the blood donors who have done a great job on a continuing basis.
This National Center needs you even more in order to serve all the children, all the citizens who need and for whom is necessary the blood.