Annual blood drive of Rome's international students and expat residents.
Doctors in Italy, an association of English-speaking doctors, is organising a blood drive at Piazza S. Lorenzo in Lucina, just off Via del Corso, on Saturday 28 September from 08.00 until midday.
The #GiveBackToRome initiative is being held in collaboration with The American University of Rome and John Cabot University, in support of local charity AdSpem.
Organisers say that despite an increase in blood donations throughout Italy in 2018 and 2019, Rome remains in a critical situation.
They also say that giving blood is a "selfless act of kindness", however donors will be offered a free check-up of their blood, a day off from work (if they wish) and breakfast, as well as free entrance to several museums.
The blood donated will go towards people who have been involved in serious accidents or who need surgery; mothers giving birth; people with blood disorders; and patients being treated for cancer and leukemia.
For more information about the event, including requirements about donating, see Doctors in Italy website.
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Rome's international community donates blood
Piazza di S. Lorenzo in Lucina, Roma RM, Italy