Like every year, this year the Holy Metropolis of Corfu, Paxoi and Diapontian Islands organized a blood donation, on Sunday of the Veneration of the Holy Cross, in the Spiritual Centre of the Holy Church of Saint John of Corfu Town.
In his statements, his Eminence, the Bishop of Corfu, Paxoi and Diapontian Islands, Mr. Nektarios pointed out the importance of blood donation of Christians, as they follow the example of our Lord, Who poured out His indestructible Blood on the Cross and thus, defeating death and giving us the eternal life. The Holy Metropolis is always on the side of our fellow human beings and especially to those who need a blood transfusion. The blood bank of the local Church is one of the largest on the island.
Moreover, Mr. Nektarios thanked the responsible of blood donation of the local Church, Protopresbyter father Evangelos Koutras, the hematologist- doctor, Mr. Michalis Tzilianos, but above all our fellow people who responded to the call of their Church and participated in the blood donation.
It should be noted that the Holy Metropolis organizes blood donations twice a year, that is the Sunday of the Veneration of the Holy Cross and in September during the events of the Hieratic Conference.