A campaign launched on social media led to the collection of 122 bags of blood for the accident’s victims.
Rabat – In an act of solidarity, a large number of people from Taza, 120 kilometers east of Fez, rallied in front of the local Ibn Baja Hospital on the night of Sunday, December 1. The Tazis offered blood donations for the victims of the bus crash that killed 17 people and injured 42 on Sunday.
The bus, relaying the city of Berkane, northeast Morocco, to Fez, crashed in Taza’s Bab Marzouka neighborhood. It overturned after hitting a vehicle and then flipped into a ravine.
Local social media pages in Taza launched a call for blood donation because the emergency blood stocks were insufficient in Ibn Baja Hospital. The call received immediate responses from locals.
Despite the cold and heavy rains, Taza inhabitants made for the hospital’s emergency department as soon as the tragic accident occurred.
Photos showing crowds of people waiting in line to donate blood circulated on social media and attracted a lot of support.
حسب صفحة المرصد الاخباري المغربي – تازة 👏
تلقينا اتصالا هاتفيا الان يفيد بأن مركز تحاقن الدم فتح أبوابه الان للمتبرعين…
The campaign covered the needs of blood stock at the hospital in a very short time, according to one of the hospital’s employees. The official also explained that “the situation is under control” despite the large number of casualties.
On December 2, a local Facebook page announced that the campaign led to the collection of 122 bags of blood and thanked all Taza inhabitants for the lives their blood will save.