FK Unud Holds Blood Donation and Plasma Convalescent Donation Activities

In the framework of the 59th Family Organization, the Faculty of Medicine, Udayana University conducted routine blood donations and convalescent plasma donors on Sunday (14/2/2021) at Cakra Vidya Usadha Building, FK Unud, Sudirman Campus, Denpasar.

This activity was attended by the Head of the Bali Police, the Head of the Bali Regional IDI, the Head of the Bali Provincial Health Office, the Chancellor of Udayana University, the Chair of the Udayana University Senate, the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, the Chair of the FK Senate, the Deputy Deans, the Head of the Department, and the Koorprodi in the Faculty of Medicine.

Bali Police Chief Inspector General Drs. Putu Jayan Danu Putra, SH., M.Si appreciated the routine blood donation and plasma donor convention held by the Faculty of Medicine, Udayana University. According to the Bali Police Chief, this action shows the sensitivity and concern of the Faculty of Medicine at Udayana University in the effort to tackle Covid-19 in Bali. According to him, activities like this need to be supported and can continue to be implemented.

Udayana University Chancellor Prof. Dr. dr. A.A Raka Sudewi, Sp.S (K) hopes that the synergy that has been established between academics, police, bureaucracy and profession can continue, especially in the context of overcoming Covid-19. Udayana University continues to be committed to always contributing to society through the Tri Dharma of Higher Education and growing innovations.

Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Udayana Prof. Dr. dr. I Ketut Suyasa, SpB, SpOT (K) said that collaboration is the key for the nation in facing challenges such as Covid-19. This synergy of academics, police, bureaucracy and profession is manifested in routine blood donation activities to meet routine hospital needs, while conventional plama donors are used to cure Covid-19 patients.

Not only blood donation, the Faculty of Medicine together with the Bali Provincial Health Office and the Bali Regional IDI are also involved in determining residents in isolation places, so that screening can be carried out earlier. The Faculty of Medicine participated in Sanglah Hospital to conduct vaccinator training for more than 1,000 residents. The Dean of the Faculty of Medicine hopes that the vaccinators who meet this need will provide vaccinations to the public. In addition, the contribution of the Medical Faculty to the prevention of Covid-19 was also realized through the publication of the second edition of the Covid-19 prevention book based on Villages and Traditional Villages. It is hoped that this will increase public knowledge about handling Covid-19.