(MENAFN - Morocco World News) Rabat – The football club, Union Sportive of Tangier (IRT), has offered a special gift to blood donors: free tickets to attend the upcoming football game against the Union Sidi Kacem.
The initiative, part of an effort to raise the number of blood donors, will be held in the regional blood transfusion center of Tangier, according to a on the the team Facebook's page.
On the post, fans praised the IRT's generous act and it willingness to help save the lives of patients.
The football club's offer takes place amid a severe shortage of blood reserves in the northern region, caused by a decrease in the number of blood donors.
Morocco is in a crisis of blood reserves, as the number of blood donors was just 310,680 in 2016. This total represents 0.95 percent of the total population, which remains below the recommendations of the World Health Organization.