Coma Patient Day in Poland Date in the current year: April 18, 2017

Coma Patient Day in Poland Coma Patient Day (Dzień Pacjenta w Śpiączce) is an official holiday declared by parliamentary resolution in Poland. It was proclaimed by the Sejm of the Republic of Poland on November 23, 2012 and has been celebrated on April 18 every year since 2013.

Coma is a state of unconsciousness in which a person cannot be awakened. It is sometimes described as a state between life and death. Coma patients fail to respond to external stimuli and are completely unable to feel, hear, speak or move. Comas are typically caused by neurological damage and can last from several days to several weeks, but some have lasted as long as several years.

The celebration of Coma Patient Day in Poland was initiated by a charitable fund created by actress and singer Ewa Błaszczyk to help children suffering from neurological damage and their families. In response to a written request received from the Fund, the Health Committee of the Sejm drafted and presented a project.

According to the Sejm resolution proclaiming the holiday, the main task of Coma Patient Day is to raise awareness of the problems that coma patients and their families face. These people physically cannot fight for their rights, so the state must provide them with proper care and support medical research aimed at founding new ways to treat coma patients. Coma Patient Day is a working day, but it is still marked with special events.

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Coma Patient Day in Poland, holidays in Poland, Dzień Pacjenta w Śpiączce