Enthusiasts A Strasbourg, give the blood opens the doors of the Museum of Modern Art
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in the imposing nave of the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Strasbourg (Mamcs), the donors follow one another on twelve stretchants aligned, rewarded by a visit guided, free and confidential.
Monday 12 April afternoon, blood donors have succeeded from years the imposing nave of the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Strasbourg (Mamcs), on the twelve aligned stretchers, arm tense and Closed fist they are taken from about half a liter of blood. 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.
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This recrudescence of donations is good news for the French blood (EFS), while with only 90,000 pockets in reserve at the national level, the "alert threshold" is exceeded, Dr. Eric Hetzel, Deputy Head of Samples for Bas-Rhin. Since the beginning of the health crisis, "supply is becoming increasingly difficult because of cancellations", especially in universities and businesses, with the development of distance and teleworking courses, explains-T- he.
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 up New donors, "explains Barbara Seach, Large EFS Communication Manager. 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". "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 a Incompatible treatment.
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she nevertheless was able to admire the works of art and listen to the explanations of a mediator of the museum, presents to accompany the donor visitors. "This is an opportunity to accomplish a citizen and solidarity action (...) museum is in the city, it is not hermetic to what happens in society, more than ever at the moment, "considers Estelle Pietzyk, the Director of Mamcs, who" very willingly "lent his walls to The collection of EFS.
initiative "It's great, it feels good to see beautiful things while doing a good action", Rejoices Marie-Paule Jaeck, a 54-year-old teacher, after going around the seven rooms of the Museum 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 his blood to the museum from 12:30 to 18:30 have all quickly found takers. For now the operation is not renewed.
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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 little 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.
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 Center Pompidou Metz could thus be put to contribute.What their blood group, adults under 71 and more than 50 kilograms and under certain conditions can give their blood up to six times a year for men and four times a year for women.
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