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44th Ceremonial Assembly

4/04/14 - Voluntary Blood Donors Club 'Brodosplit' is unique in Croatia in the sense of its organization and constant care for its members. Every year it takes care that its donors get some rest so that excursions are organized and fresh air sought in Dubrovnik, on the Island of Hvar, in Begovo Razdolje and Lešće on River Dobra.

On Annual Assembly members gather together and delivery of jubilee awards is organized according to number of blood doses donated. And so it was on 3 April 2014, when 44th Ceremonial Assembly was held, on which individual most active blood donors, such as Tino Mladinić and Jozo Tadić with 80 donated blood bottles and/or recorder Nediljko Vitaljić with more than 100 dontaed blood bottles, were noted.

The objective of the Club is to secure always so necessary blood doses for Shipyard employees and their families and to donate all surplus blood to the hospital or to the citizens of Split and its surrpundings. For that purpose daily blood donations are monitored and organized exclusively on Blood Transfusion Department of Clinical Hospital Centre Split and the result of such serious work is an impressive number of 1557 doses that were collected by Brodosplit donors in 2013. Response of donors from the Shipyard is very high so that the Club today has more than 1300 members.

Voluntary Blood Donors Club Brodosplit is one of the largest and most significant clubs in the City of Split and the County. From 1970 to 1990 it operated within the Red Cross system, and in 1990 it became independent and has been operating as civil society organization ever since under the name of Voluntary Blood Donors Club Brodosplit. It ensures precious blood doses on the Blood Transfusion Department on a daily basis, and not only periodically during specific actions. Also, in agreement with Clinical Hospital Centre Split, it is always capable of increasing activities of its members if required by the hospital needs, for example during Christmas and New Year holidays since the needs for blood are heightened during that time, but also during the summer as well due to the inflow of tourists and various traffic and other accidents.

In spite of the uncertainties of the recession, its humane and social activity will not be stopped. Work in the Club is exclusively on the voluntary basis and realization that it was us who saved somebody's life is invaluable, proudly points out Kristijan Brkljačić, the Club's President.

Only one blood donation per year, is a traditional slogan of the Club members by which they regularly invite all potetntial blood donors to join them.
 

42nd Assembly of blood donors club Brodosplit


16/03/12 - On 15th March 2012, 42nd Assembly of blood donors club Brodosplit was held in Brodosplit Shipyard.

The aim of the club is always to provide the necessary dose of blood for employees of shipyard and their families, and donate all the surplus to hospital, and the citizens of Split and its surroundings. The purpose is monitored daily and organized blood banks solely on the blood transfusion department of Clinical Hospital Split (Members are not approved blood banks in field operations).

Response of donors in the shipyard is very big club and membership is usually between 1/4 and 1/3 of shipyard Brodosplit employees. The club now has more than 2000 members, and from year to year, constantly increasing. In 2011 is 1692 doses donated blood.

Club is unique in Croatia for its organization, and constant concern for the members. Every year, take care to rest for blood donors by organizing trips and seek fresh air three times a year on Bjelolasica, at the island of Hvar and Begovo Razdolje.

Also at the annual meeting, members socialize and make divisions anniversary prize, given the number of doses of the blood, and individually highlight the most active providers, such as Božo Režić and Andro Veić with more than 90 donated bottles of blood.

Special rewards for 60 donations were earned Zdenko Barić, Vlado Bebić, Tomazo Dužević, Jorgo Kremić and Milan Hajek. For 70 donations were earned Leo Jelinčić, Tino Mladinić, Jozo Tadić, Nebojša Tanacković and Ivo Novaković. The recorders with 90 blood donations are Božo Režić and Andro Veić.

Only one blood banks during the year, is the traditional slogan of the members of the club, which regularly invites all potential blood donors to join them.

Awards of the City and County to Club donors Brodosplit


6/05/11 - On the occasion of the holiday of St. Dujam, on May 6, 2011, at the Croatian National Theatre in Split, held a festive meeting of the City Council at which the deserving people of Split and organizations awarded prizes of the city.

Commission for the allocation of public recognition decided to award eight individuals and four organizations for great achievements in 2010.

In the category of group awards, for 949 liters of donated blood in 2010 was awarded Club of voluntary blood donors Brodosplit, which is the Split-Dalmatia County, in April this year awarded the annual prize.

Club donors Brodosplit is one of the largest and most important clubs in the city of Split and the county in blood donations, and its members gather on the whole Croatian territory. Last year celebrated 40 years of valuable activities.

The real heroes of today


Voluntary blood donors of shipyard Brodosplit are real heroes of today. Theirs selflessness are again delighted. In the last year are given the fantastic 2109 doses donated blood. As one dose of blood is 0.45 liters., it was almost 950 liters of precious necessary fluid.

Just one blood donation during the year, is the traditional slogan of the club members volunteer blood donors, which regularly invites all potential donors to join them. Club donors Brodosplit is one of the largest and most important clubs in the city of Split and the county in blood donations, and its members gather on the whole Croatian territory. Last year celebrated 40 years of foundation.

The aim of the club is always to provide the necessary dosage levels for employees of shipyard and their families, and if there is a need, donate any excess to hospital and the citizens of Split and its surroundings. Today there are more than 1300 members, and from year to year is constantly increasing.

For some specific disease conditions blood is an indispensable remedy and the only source of this remedy is a healthy person, the blood donor.

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Valuable Anniversary - Foundation's 40 years


There is probably no person in the world that the news about the medical operation on close someone does not feel sadness and helplessness. After news of the black on weekends in the traffic is often not see the sequel in which we participate - and maybe save someone's life. There is something that can't be bought, because they can't produce, but only to give. Something without which no one can live, and why everyone can get into a situation depending on the goodwill of a stranger. There is not divided into left and right, the rich and poor, men and women, but only those with A, B or other blood group.

Long tradition
Blood banks in Croatia has a long tradition. The first blood transfusion was performed in Peter hospital in Zagreb back in 1923rd year. The first blood transfusion with blood group determination occurred in the same hospital a year later. The donors were relatives and acquaintances of patients whose blood was needed, and also in hospitals, the blood was given to the private apartments and homes. During the World War II, the blood began to take organized, and this practice has remained until this day, when all the media we often hear calls for voluntary blood banks. Probably the most job had transfusion departments during the Homeland War, when every drop of blood was worth more than usual. Day of blood donors is marked since 1963 and this tradition is maintained to this day.

Solemn assembly
On 18th March 2010, donors held their 40th Solemn assembly in Brodosplit Shipyard. Club volunteer blood donors Brodosplit operates in shipyard almost immediately after World War II, in the service of safety at work. Since 1970 until 1990 operating system of the Red Cross, and since 1990 became independent and operates as an independent association of citizens, ie. named KDDK Brodosplit. Financed largely from grants Brodosplit employees (0.2% of monthly income), donating company Brodosplit and partly from fees for donated blood dose. The aim of the club is always to provide the necessary dose of blood for employees of shipyard and their families, if need, and donate all the surplus hospital, and the citizens of Split and its surroundings. The purpose is monitored daily and organized blood banks solely on the blood transfusion department of Clinical Hospital Split (Members are not approved blood banks in field operations).

Every day ten shipyard workers donates blood
Response of donors in the shipyard is very big club and membership is usually between 1/4 and 1/3 of shipyard Brodosplit employees. The club now has more than 1300 members, and from year to year, constantly increasing. An indispensable part of the membership are women, which currently has 220, which makes 17% of the membership club. In 2009 year is 2078 doses donated blood. As a dose of blood is 0.45 lit., that is 935 liters of the precious liquid. If this is divided by the number of working days, on the transfusion every day, on average, were ten shipyard workers who donated blood.

It is understandable that blood volunteer in relation to production activities is secondary task of members, so respects the rule by which every employee of Brodosplit - blood donors are required to notify and obtain consent of the manager to perform blood transfusions during working hours.

More than 34.000 liters of blood
This activity is specifically recognized by the Split hospital, and was often praised in the media humanity of Brodosplit donors. So, Head of transfusion Department, Dr. Jela Martinović-Mikulandra once at the media presented information that donors club Brodosplit in total doses of blood participates with 15% or 1/6 for all doses. In 40 years never happened to the blood should be, and that the club could not provide. Month giving, on average are 130 bottles of blood, and since the foundation has given more than 34.000 liters of blood.

All the benefits of blood performed in the clinic for a transfusion of the Split hospital under strict medical supervision. Blood can give all the healthy people 18 to 65 years. The rule is that men should give blood every three months and women every four. For his contribution to the donors are rewarded, and for women over 25 donations and men more than 50 donations welfare do not pay for public transport.

One of the most important clubs in the county
This is one of the largest and most important clubs in the city of Split and the county in blood volunteer. Daily dose provides precious blood on transfusion department, not the actions periodically. Also, the agreement with Hospital Split, always ready to step up activities for members if they need such hospitals (eg Christmas and New Year holidays because then the need for more blood, as well as in summer, due to the influx of tourists and a variety of accidents).

Volunteer donors Brodosplit club are human and noble people who have expressed a sense of social and often are active in cultural and sports societies. Giving blood is not harmful to health if they spend all the procedures in the selection of blood donors. Blood donation not only helps others, but also controls its own health.

Unique in Croatia
Club is unique in Croatia for its organization, and constant concern for the members. Every year, take care to rest for blood donors by organizing trips and seek fresh air three times a year on Bjelolasica, at the island of Hvar and Stubičke Spa. Know, thanks to low cost friendly travel, pull up to Rome, Budapest, ...

Also at the annual meeting, members socialize and make divisions anniversary prize, given the number of doses of the blood, and individually highlight the most active providers, such as recorders Vladimir Vulić, Marko Ajduković, Cvjetko Paić, Voislav Tripunović, Miroslav Kuščić and Veljko Zdilar, with more than 100 donated bottles of blood.

Back in 1965th, Marko Ajduković first stepped among the magnificent halls of Shipbuilding Industry Brodosplit, in the workshops of machine treatment known as ''mechanics''. At the same time when began his working life, also established a club volunteer blood donors whose Brodosplit active member becomes 1970th year.

Mr. Marko likes to point out that the blood actually provides more active since 1969 until then now giving 106 donations. If he knows that covered the 60-year life, it is easy to conclude that this shipyard worker, but as a young man early felt the need for help, giving part of themselves selflessly to others.

Many donors
In 2009, 59 donors were awarded for 10 donations, 52 donors were awarded for 15 donations, 27 donors were awarded for 20 donations, 24 donors were awarded for 25 donations, 24 donors were awarded for 30 donations, 15 donors were awarded for 35 donations, 15 donors were awarded for 40 donations, 10 donors were awarded for 50 donations. Special rewards for 60 donations was earned by Frane Magazinović, Denis Kranjac, Jozo Tadić and Ante Abramac. For 70 donations was earned by Dalmiro Lukić, Mladen Ivica and Ante Goreta. For 80 donations was earned by Srđan Kaliterna, Željko Dodik and Budimir Rakvin. The recorders with 100 blood donations are Miroslav Kuščić and Veljko Zdilar.

Human activity will not stop
Steadfast work and fostering constructive relationships with the hospital, but the media and the club is recognized as one of the most important in blood volunteer. Club action is covered by the media and constantly developed and improved. How worked up to now, the club will continue, led by the presidency to make the club president Kristijan Brkljačić, Secretary Ratomir Delić, and members of Andro Jašić, Ervin Domazet, Mario Janjić, Ivan Vuko, Denis Kranjac, Goran Lelanović and Božidar Domljanović. Despite the recession and uncertainties existence of shipbuilding activities, its human and social activity will not stop. Working in the club's is only honorary, and the knowledge that they have just saved someone life is priceless, is proud Rato Delić.

Only one blood banks during the year, is the traditional slogan of the members of the club, which regularly invites all potential blood donors to join them.

39th Assembly of blood donors club Brodosplit

On 19th March 2009, Club of Blood donor volunteers Brodosplit held their 39th Solemn assembly in Brodosplit Shipyard.

Club is active in Brodosplit since the end of Second World War as a part of Safety at work department. From 1970 Club is separated from the Read Cross and is acting as independent association of citizens. It is financed mostly out of the donations of Brodosplit employees, donations of the group Brodosplit and in smaller amount out of the blood giving fee. The goal of the Club is to ensure always necessary blood doses for the employees of Brodosplit, as well as for their families, if in need. All surpluses, if any, are being donated to hospital, i.e. citizens of Split and region. For that purpose the Club tracks and organizes daily blood giving exclusively in the transfusion department of Clinical hospital centre Split (members are not allowed to give blood on field actions). Among those main activities of the Club, Club also organizes food and beverages after the blood giving, trips for their members and appropriate awards for round number of blood donations.

The response of blood donors is very big and membership in the Club usually is 1/4 and 1/3 employees of Brodosplit. Club today numbers over 1300 members. For this great number of members the Club is in possibility to response on the hospital needs in case of greater shortage of blood, what happens often in summer months or around New Year. In 2008, 1912 blood doses were donated. Since one dose is 0,45 litters, that is 860 litters of precious fluid. If we divide that with number of working days, average is that every day 7,1 shipyard worker donated the blood.

In 2008, 36 donors were awarded for 10 donations, 35 donors were awarded for 15 donations, 36 donors were awarded for 20 donations, 26 donors were awarded for 25 donations, 20 donors were awarded for 30 donations, 27 donors were awarded for 35 donations, 13 donors were awarded for 40 donations, 12 donors were awarded for 50 donations with two female donors Senka Budić and Ljubica Zaller and 4 of them for 60 donations. Special rewards for 70 donations was earned by Zdenko Andrijić, Neven Domazet and Mirko Bacelj, for 80 donations to Tonći Blagaić, Božo Režić and Željko Vrdoljak. The recorder with 100 blood donations is Voislav Tripunović.

Club will continue the so far activities lead by new presidency formed by President Kristijan Brkljačić, Club’s Secretary Ratomir Delić and members Andro Jašić, Ervin Domazet, Mario Janjić, Ivan Vuko, Denis Kranjac, Goran Lelanović and Božidar Domljanović. Despite the uncertainty of recession and survival of shipbuilding, we hope that our human and social activity will not end.

Festivity tone and pleasant atmosphere was additional contributed by Children chorus Srdelice – Mali Split with maestro Jovica Škare.

38th Assembly of blood donors club Brodosplit


On 27th March 2008, in museum Brodosplit, 38th Assembly of blood donors club (DDK) Brodosplit was held.

In year 2007, the club Brodosplit continued with humanitarian activities that are based on providing necessary blood for the members, donors and their families, but keeping in mind production time limits and deadlines. We should not allow that the worker leaves his working position without approval of his/her superior – said president of the club Zdenko Andrijić when addressed to numerous employees of the shipyard and friends of KDDK Brodosplit. Also, he thanked to the present for coming and contributing in the Meeting of KDDK that exists since 1970.

Beside everything else the Club fulfils its social purpose because, beside needs of its own members, surplus of blood is donated to other citizens. Also, the Club is capable of helping KBC Split (Hospital) when needed. Last year, in August, the hospital announced that they need blood and the Club donated 260 doses of blood. If we remember that we have 22 working days per month that is more than 10 donors per day. Similar situation happened between Christmas and the New Year when the club provided 245 blood doses. In total, calculating these two critical parts of year the KDD provided 505 doses of blood.

This activity is noted especially by Hospital Split that awarded the humanity of members of DDK. The head of transfusion department, dr. Jela Martinović-Mikulandra, for newspaper Slobodna Dalmacija, said that the KDDK Brodosplit participates with 15% or 1/6 of all donated blood doses.

On the meeting was stressed out that addition efforts should be put into promotion and stimulation of blood donation because, in Croatia, it is still under European standards (3,8% donors and European standard is 5%). Special care should be taken about new generations and their participation in theses activities. Traditional motto of donors is ''One donation of Blood per year!''

For that purpose awards for members for certain number of doses were introduced and most active members are recommended. Besides organising Donation, KDDK Brodosplit organised vacations for donors in forms of tours where prizes were awarded.

Last year 1964 doses of blood were donated, i.e. 179 more than in 2006.

124 new members joined the Club and now, total number of donators is around 1300.

For year 2007 for 10 donations 63 persons were awarded, for 15 donations 44, for 20 donations 31, for 25 donations 36, for 30 donations 21, for 35 donations 16, for 40 donations 16, for 50 donations 11, and for 60 donations 4 persons.

Special prizes was awarded Ante Balić for 70 donations, Andro Veić and Nediljko Vitaljić for 80 donations, and Miroslav Kuščić for 90 donations.

The meeting was additionally contributed by Children’s chorus Srdelice - Little Split with maestro Jovica Škare.

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