On Thursday, May 14, 2015, the main streets of the city of Pereira, capital of the Departamento de Risaralda in Colombia, were lighten up with the campaign “Life is in the Blood” which the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace (GEAP) carries out with a parade called “March for Peace”.
In this admirable way, many people participated, who were sensitized behind the desire of being heroes for life, among them: students of the medical department of the Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira (UPT), educators of this university, Activists for Peace and the general public, fundamental members that prepare an active society participating in marathons that promote world health.
After the promotional job in the city and with the support of entities that work in this area, just as the blood banks, who gave the elemental support for the physical realization of the blood drive, which was scheduled for the 15th of this month, in the plaza of "Los Sapos" of the UPT, a voluntary blood donation marathon.
Likewise, 412 blood donors voluntarily attended this marathon, with 127 deferred, a successful result that demonstrates the effort of the continuous work carried out by the Activists for Peace and Volunteers for Peace in that country, under the Coordination National of the GEAP.
It is worth mentioning that Colombia it is one of the countries with the highest number of donors in the international marathons, and it also develops constantly educative expositions with the purpose of promoting the donation of this vital liquid amongst youth.