Memorable programs, memorable people

14 July 2021

We are of one blood, one nation

"Scientific research shows that altruism, or selfless concern, increases among survivors following disasters. Not only has the coronavirus caused losses in our lives, but we have also experienced that there are many well-meaning, helpful people living in our immediate environment." - I said at the opening event of the „One Blood” Charity Run. This year, the 600-kilometre run will run from the Gottsegen György National Cardiology Institute in Budapest to the children's home in Magyarfülpös, a small Transylvanian village on the border of Szeklerland. Voluntary blood donation drives have been organised at several points along the route. This was the case at the cardiology hospital, where I donated blood. By donating blood, we cannot only help people we don't know to heal and survive, as we have done in the past, but also confirm our solidarity. It is a signal to Hungarian communities beyond the borders that we care about them, that we want to help those in difficulty and need our support. Whether they live in Magyarfülpös or anywhere else in the Carpathian Basin.