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Entertainment in France, give the blood opens the doors of the

22:25  12 april  2021
22:25  12 april  2021 Source:   europe1.fr

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A Strasbourg, le Musée d'art moderne a rouvert ses portes lundi le temps d'une collecte de sang, attirant les donneurs, moins nombreux depuis le début de l'épidémie de Covid-19, avec la promesse d'une visite privilégiée. museum © Patrick Hertzog / AFP in Strasbourg, the Museum of Modern Art has reopened on Monday the time of a blood collection, attracting the more numerous donors since The beginning of the epidemic of Covid-19, with the promise of a privileged visit.

"A little breath of air and art" coupled with a solidarity gesture. In Strasbourg, in the east of France, the Museum of Modern Art reopened on Monday the time of a blood collection, attracting the more numerous donors since the beginning of the epidemic of Covid-19, with The promise of a privileged visit.

In the imposing nave of the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Strasbourg (Mamcs), they follow each other on the twelve aligned stretchers, stretched and fist closed to be taken about half a liter of blood.

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Once their gift is over, it's not just the usual little snack that awaits them, but also Niki Saint Phalle, Gustave Golden, Claude Monet or Paul Signac.

"It's great, it's good to see beautiful things while doing a good action," Rejoys Marie-Paule Jaeck, a 54-year-old teacher, after going around the seven museum rooms accessible to donors .

with her student daughter, Emma, ​​19, they have "skipped on the occasion" as soon as making appointments for this exceptional collection has been opened.

and they were not the only ones since the 198 niche proposed to give the blood to the museum from 12:30 to 18:30 have all quickly found takers.

Good news for the French blood (EFS), while with only 90,000 pockets in reserve at the national level, the "alert threshold" is exceeded, reports Dr. Eric Hetzel, Deputy Head of Samples for the Department of Bas-Rhin.

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Since the beginning of the health crisis, "supply is becoming increasingly difficult because of the cancellations of collections" especially in universities and businesses, with the development of distance and teleworking courses, explains-T- he.

- "new donors" - an event collection like that of the mamcs, which combines "the citizen gesture" with the access of a cultural place currently closed, is "a concrete opportunity to restimulate the desire to give his blood", But also to "bring new donors", explains Barbara Benever, Communication Manager of the EFS Grand Est.

It is also the place of collection that decided Béatrice, 63, to register to give his blood, which she had not done for twenty years.

Museums, such as theaters and cinemas, are closed in France since this fall as part of the anti-pandemic measures.

"I find that great as an idea, especially when we are so private" access to cultural places, considers the musical education teacher, "all disappointed" to have finally been able to give his blood because of Incompatible treatment. It has nevertheless been able to admire the works of art and listen to the explanations of a mediator of the museum, presents to accompany the donor visitors.

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"This is an opportunity to accomplish a citizen and solidarity action (...) The museum is in the city, it is not hermetic to what happens in society, more than ever in that Moment ", considers Estelle Pietzyk, the Director of Mamcs, who has" very willingly "lent his walls to the collection of EFS.

- An opportunity too beautiful - Martin Guillaum gives his blood one to twice a year for ten years. It would be "coming anyway in the month", but "the opportunity was too beautiful to miss", explains this Strasbourg landscape.

"It makes a puff of air and art," he rejoices after his visit.

Estelle Pietrzyk is, she, "Very happy to see faces in the museum", closed to the public for a duration still unknown, and wants this blood collection operation to the MAMCs being renewed.

The Strasbourg initiative is not a first for the EFS, which organized a collection at the Museum of Fine Arts in Dijon on 19 March, in the middle of the paintings.

This should not be one last, because EFS finds in these collections in atypical or prestigious places a way of promoting blood donation with new donors. The Pompidou Metz Center could be used.

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