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Earthquake strikes central Italy – Ways to help

The 6.2 magnitude earthquake that hit central Italy at 3:36 a.m. on Aug. 24 has killed at least 247, left more than 2,500 without a home and razed entire towns.

“Half of the town is gone,” said the mayor of Amatrice, Sergio Pirozzi. Other towns near the earthquake’s epicenter, including Accumoli and Arquata del Tronto, have seen most of their buildings turned into rubble.

Every few years, the country is rattled to its core by a large earthquake. In 2009, L’Aquila was destroyed by a large earthquake, while the region of Emilia-Romagna was hit hard in 2012. Every time a similar disaster happens, Italians and the international community rally around those affected.

To help with assistance and relief efforts, donations can be made directly to the Italian Red Cross.

Banking coordinates for wires:
Receiver: “Terremoto Centro Italia”
Paypal email: aiuti@cri.it
Telephone: (+39) 06.5510
IBAN: IT40F0623003204000030631681
BIC/SWIFT: CRPPIT2P086

If you are in the area for vacation or work, here are some hospitals where you can donate blood in Rome:

Policlinico Universitario – Umberto I
V.le Regina Elena n. 328 (festivi: Viale del Policlinico 155)
every day from 7,30am to 12,00pm
tel. 0649976418

Ospedale Sandro Pertini
Via Monti Tiburtini 385
Every day from 8,00 to 10,30am
tel. 0641433301/1/2/3

Ospedale S. Camillo – Forlanini
Padiglione Antonini
Circonvallazione Gianicolense n.87 e via B. Ramazzini.
Every day from 8,00 to 11,30am
tel. 06 587054 97 /98/99
For apheresis 0658705631

Ospedale S. Giovanni – Addolorata
Via S.Stefano in Rotondo 5a – first floor
Every day from 8,30 to 11,30am
tel. 0677055730

Policlinico A. Gemelli
L.go A. Gemelli 8 (Pineta Sacchetti)
Monday to Saturday from 8,00 to 11,00am
tel. 0630154514

Ospedale Fatebenefratelli
Isola Tiberina
Via di Ponte Quattro Capi, 39
00186 – Roma
tel. 0668371

Villa S.Pietro
Via Cassia, 600
Monday to Saturday from 8,00 to 11,30am
tel. 0633260625

Policlinico Casilino (ex Villa Irma)
Via Casilina 1040
Monday to Saturday from 8,00 to 11,30am
tel. 0623188394

Ospedale G.B. Grassi
Via Passeroni, 8 – Ostia Lido
Every day from 8,00 to 11,00am
tel. 0656482150

Ospedale S.Giovanni Evangelista Via Parrozzani 3 – Tivoli
Every day from 8,00 to 11,00am
tel. 0677055730

Ospedale S. Spirito
Lungotevere in Sassia 1
Every day from 8,00 to 11,00am
tel. 0668357039

Ospedale S. Filippo Neri [anche per aferesi (separatore cellulare)] Via Giovanni Martinotti, 20
Every day from 8,00am to 12,00pm
tel. 0633062905

Ospedale S. Andrea
Via di Grottarossa 1035/1039
Monday to Saturday from 8,00am to 12,00pm
tel. 0633775889

Ospedale S. Eugenio
P.le dell’Umanesimo, 10
Every day from 8,00 to 11,30am. ID required. Inside parking for donors.
tel. 0651001

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