The 5th International Marathon “Life is in the Blood” supports and contributes in an altruistic way the health of Dominicans.Global Embassy of Activists for Peace

The 5th International Marathon “Life is in the Blood” supports and contributes in an altruistic way the health of Dominicans.

During all the month of June, the volunteers and activists belonging to the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace, joined to the 5th International Blood Drive Marathon “Life is in the Blood”, which unites different countries with the same altruistic feeling to save lives through the participation in diverse activities that uplift a humanitarian work, compromised to save lives. 

Celebration of the World Blood Donor Day 

Under the headline “Thank you for saving my life”, Saturday, June 13 of 2015 in the Plaza Sambil of the city of Santo Domingo, National District, the World Blood Donor Day was celebrated, event organized by the Blood Bank of the Referencia laboratory, who had the support of the voluntaries and Activists of the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace, and other people aware in the preservation of a culture of voluntary and regular safe blood donation. 

In this heartfelt, the National Hemophilia Foundation assisted, where doctors, regular blood donors and people who have been benefited with blood transfusions participated. The activity consisted in the formation of a human blood drop, in a dynamic way, it also counted with the awarding of recognitions to different institutions, personalities and professionals on the health area who have been working with the Blood Bank of the Referencia laboratory. One of the recognized institutions was the above-mentioned international Embassy, because of the work realized within the theme of blood donation. On the other hand it is worth mentioning that both institutions have been working since the year 2014, being the Blood Bank of the Referencia laboratory, one of the institutions of the country who promotes the regular safe blood donation. 

At the end of the activity, and as part of the celebration of this big day, the volunteers and Peace Activists participated in the formation of the human blood drop, which ended with a souvenir picture of this big event. 

Blood Drive Marathon in the city of San Cristobal, Dominican Republic

Since the day 12 through the day 30 of June of the present year, the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace in association with Juan Pablo Pina Hospital of the city of San Cristobal, cradle of the Dominican Institution, carried out the 5th International Blood Drive Marathon. 

In this city, more than 750 people were invited to participate in this Marathon, making aware a great number of them, about the blood donation culture, obtaining a successful outcome in these donations, in an altruistic way, in the established schedule of 2:00 p.m. through 6:00 p.m., from Mondays through Fridays, in the referred hospital Blood Banks; also Saturday, June 27, 2015, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

Within the activities realized in this city and as part of the promotion and distribution of the habitual and altruist voluntary safe blood donation culture, the days 22, 25, 27 and 30 of June, the GEAP moved to diverse points of the city; such as, the municipal central park, vehicle stops and the surroundings of the hospital “Juan Pablo Pina”, in order to promote and distribute a safe and regular voluntary blood donation culture, as well as to extend to all San Cristobal people to participate in this 5th blood drive Marathon. 

On a motion for closure, on Tuesday, June 30, the volunteers and the Activists of the GEAP in the Dominican country, performed a walk and announced over a loudspeaker through the main streets of the center of the city of San Cristobal, in order to promote the 5th International Blood Drive Marathon.