«I used to communicate about sold out concerts, now about blood donations»: with the usual self-irony that distinguishes him, in an Instagram story Fedez explains that reservations for the blood donation event in Milan in Piazza del Duomo on Saturday 18 November they reached a full house (and Vanity echoes them during its festival Vanity Stories). The event, organized in collaboration with various associations including Avis and the Red Cross (as well as the Fedez Foundation), took place in a blood cellar, from 8.30am to 4.30pm. Eight hours, in short, dedicated to raising awareness. «It’s a great thing – continues the rapper – I’m waiting for you». And then he continues explaining why this moment is crucial for him: «I strongly wanted this event to give back to the community – he explains – For me it is an important thing, perhaps I understood it too late because you have to experience things in person» .
Appointment at the Lirico theater in Milan on 25 and 26 November
The rapper refers, after surgery for pancreatic cancer in March 2022, to two abdominal ulcers for which he was urgently hospitalized in October and for which he underwent two transfusions.
To the microphones waiting for him in the square he reiterated: «The aim is to encourage as many people as possible to donate blood, especially the younger ones. It is a gesture that does good and helps save lives. Donating is very useful: I have experienced first-hand how important it is to have blood bags available in the ward. It is a topic that is very close to my heart because without the donors I would not be here today.”
On a sunny day in Milan, Fedez offered himself not only to the public but also to the volunteers, to give an active testimony on the topic. And the results were seen immediately: according to Gianpietro Briola, national Avis president, «after Fedez we had many requests and new registrations».
And then he added: «The group of donors must always be renewed because 10% every year, due to health or age limits, are missing and the number of blood requests increases year after year. We need a replacement.”
After the declarations on blood donation, Fedez, urged by reporters, he goes back to talking about the psychological bonusesas anticipated by guest a What’s the weather like saying, “Mental health affects everyone.” In fact, on one of the most recent Instagram posts you specified: «There are two million young people who have mental health problems. According to the WHO, suicide is the second leading cause of mortality among adolescents. Acts of self-harm among very young people report very worrying data. And the government knows it, because this data is all in their possession. So the most urgent thing that can be done is: DO NOT cut funding for the psychologists’ bonus. The Government is about to cut funding from 25 million euros to 5 million euros and this means spitting in the faces of millions of people who need that support. Today and tomorrow and again I will talk about it, because mental health concerns us all.”
Source: Vanity Fair
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