Homel: blood donors were unable to receive money for blood for over a week

2011 2011-12-12T17:38:47+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en http://spring96.org/files/images/sources/donar.jpg The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

According to the Belarusian legislation, blood donors are freed from work and receive a financial reward the day when they pass their blood. According to a new ruling of the Soviet of Ministers, donors must receive 35% of a living wage – about 200,000 rubles.

However, donors were unable to receive money at the Homel city blood transfusion station for about a week. Some of them refused to pass their blood and plasma as a result. As it was found out, the money that was meant for blood donors, was actively spent by the Homel City Executive Committee, and not only for payments to donors. First of all, the money was spent on construction works and other things.

Some changes in the situation started only on 9 December. Donors were informed that money was transferred to the station's account and they will be able to receive them without further delays.