A ten-day volunteer blood donation will be initiated on Sunday, May 6 in the Edessa hospital on the occasion of commemorating events for the genocide of Pontian Greeks, the systematic killing of the Greek population in “Pontos Euxinos” by the Ottoman Empire during World War I and its aftermath (1914–1923).
The blood donation will last till May 16 and will take place on a daily basis from Monday to Friday mornings – 9am to 1pm – and in the early evening – 6:30pm to 7:30pm. Donors will also have the opportunity to give blood on weekends from 11am to 1pm.
The 93rd anniversary for the remembrance of the Genocide will be commemorated on May 19 all across Greece and in every corner of the world where Hellenism lives and thrives. The Greeks of Pontus were an inexhaustible source of creation of culture and spirit; their story travels timelessly throughout the course of the Greek nation, forming a piece of national conscience and identity.