Greeks give more blood during the economic crisis

The Greek crisis may have bled Greeks dry but they are now giving their blood to save others

Voluntary blood donation has increased in Greece during the last two years of the crisis. Head of the country’s blood donation center Haris Matsoukas said that 51% of donations are from volunteers and 41% are from friends or family of patients with another 2% from members of the armed forces and 5% from the Swiss Red Cross.
Volunteers have now surpassed donations from friends and family members in nearly half of the 600,000 units collected each year.