On April 26th in Joglo Besar FIB, Social Activist Department from EDSA held an event. If you were there you’ll probably know what it is. Yup, it’s E-Care.E-Care stands for EDSA care, it’s an annual blood donation event held by SA and it’s one of Social Activist Department’s projects. Unlike the previous year E-care was open for public,this year it was only for FIB students. However the enthusiasm was still great. There were so many people coming to donate their blood and it was terrific.
This year E-care brought up a theme “Be a donor be a hero”. To be a hero, one doesn’t have to wear a cape or fight criminals. It can start with small things like donating blood.To sum it up, let me tell you a story of heroes who sacrificed their blood for people who needed the most. On that day, young brave warriors marched into the battlefield and conquered their fear. Sharp cold sword pierced their skin and like a leech bite, it sucked their blood. Not a single sign of dread was shown in their face. They took it like a heroand they came out of it as hero. Victory at last on their hand and the people were saved once again.
We interviewed Amindya G, the project leader of E-care. She explained that the event targeted 50 people but because the Indonesian Red Cross was late so the event failed to reach its target. Indonesian Red Cross was supposed to come at 9 a.m. However they had urgent business to attend to. They had to dispatch blood stocks to the hospital that was running out of blood bags so they couldn’t come on time. Despite a minor problem, the event can be considered success. After all there were 43 people donating their blood, so it wasn’t really off the target right?
Same as the previous year, E-care also held a charity fundraising to be distributed to Bhakti Asih, an orphanage for children with multiple disabilities. We hope that it can help to lighten the burden of the children in the orphanage and the blood can help the people in need.
Good job social activist and thank you for holding this event!