The Poiré-sur-Vie. The Blood Donors Affiliation celebrates its 60th anniversary. Sport

The Intercommunal Affiliation of Voluntary Blood Donors (AIDSB) was established on 7 September 1961. To rejoice the anniversary, an invitation is sent to the Pear on existencethis Saturday 3 September 2022, in La Martelle, from 10.00 to 12.00. We will existing a photographic exhibition, the heritage of our affiliation and award diplomassuggests Roger Violleau, treasurer and referent of Le Poiré-sur-Vie.

One particular of the archive images introduced for the association's 60th anniversary. Listed here picture Ouest-France revealed on February 13, 1991 for the graduation ceremony. In the human body of the write-up, the names of people present in the picture show up, classified by municipality. © Archives Ouest-France

Four presidents have succeeded

Whilst the story formally begins in 1961, the initially blood collections just take place in 1959 in the Poiré-sur-Vie sector. Four presidents have succeeded: Yvonne Caillaud, from 1961 to 1972, Marie Josée Herbreteau, from 1973 to 1983, Simon Buton, from 1983 to 2013, and Anne Pondevy from 2013. The latter points out her commitment to donating blood . It is in the family members, as a result of friendly and specialist associations, that I entered as a donor. It is also the wish to conserve folks.

The approach has evolved over the a long time

The affiliation perpetuates the situations of entry by encouraging men and women to be accompanied, to see for the initial time and, why not, to carry on afterwards. The blood donation system has progressed in excess of the a long time. In the early years we only experienced just one collection and it was Sunday. We have experienced above 400 donorsstates Jean-Marc who owns the archives.

Considering the fact that 2012 we have a cycle in the 7 municipalities at the charge of a person assortment in every of them for every year, claims Anne Pondevy, the president. Around the years a speak to person has been proven in every municipality with groups of volunteers, therefore the affiliation has more than 70 members.

The want for blood is expanding

Through these 60 yrs, AIDSB has arranged departmental congresses in November 1980, October 1987 and Oct 2003. It also has to its credit participation in the World Blood Donor Day, 1is June 2015: only pickup in Vendée that working day.

The need for blood is expanding, Roger Violleau insists and remembers the well-known slogan: a donation saves a few life. During the very last harvest on August 4, in Bellevigny, 199 donors confirmed up. We have to have 10,000 donations a working day in Francesays Man Técher, secretary.

This Saturday, September 3, 2022, the affiliation meets in La Martelle, from 10:00 to 12:00, in Poiré-sur-Vie, to get to know each individual other greater. A diploma will be offered to a donor who has additional than 200 donations to his credit rating, if he desires to display up, due to the fact numerous in the association desire to remain nameless. Future harvest in Beaufou on October 14, at the town corridor, from 3pm to 7pm.