In Guatemala, during the month of June the staff of the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace (GEAP), worked in the awareness campaign about the importance of creating a spontaneous and regular voluntary blood donation culture, where after the effort made with establishing the marathons, it was possible to reach the participation of approximately 20,000 people.
The activities were carried out in the Historic Center and Barrios Plaza of the capital city, through cultural acts, to promote the awareness towards the voluntary blood donation. As well as, in the Plazuela de Jocotenango, Sacatepequez, workshops were developed addressed to students, with the participation of the medical staff of the Antigua Guatemala Hospital and the Voluntary Firefighters, who resolved the concerns of the assistants with demonstrations and training courses about the process of blood donation, which is intended to inform the population about how safe and necessary it is to donate regularly and voluntarily this vital liquid. Social and cultural events were also developed in the central park of San Lucas Sacatepequez.
Projection of testimonies in theaters
In particular, we worked with renal patients in the elaboration of real testimonials about the need to voluntarily give blood; such testimonies, after editing and processing, were projected in all the movie theaters of the international chain Cinepolis, in four important shopping malls of the city: Cayalá, Miraflores, Oakland Mall and Portales, during a week of commemoration, in the context of the celebration of the “International Blood Donor Day”.
For the occasion, 211 blood units were achieved, helping the patients of the Coban, Chiquimula and Zacapa hospitals.
Guatemala achieves benefiting results.
In this heartfelt, continuing with an altruist work the citizens being influenced by the cultural and social activities carried out by the GEAP, specifically within the 5th International Blood Drive Marathon, which is carried out in different countries, the Activists, voluntaries for peace and the population in general, obtained successful results.
During the donation the national hospitals from Antigua Guatemala, Chimaltenango, Huehuetenango, San Marcos, Quetzaltenango, Escuintla, Zacapa, Chiquimula and Cobán were benefited reaching a total of 911 Effective Blood Units.
As proof of a country that strengths the bonds of life, Guatemala celebrates the contribution made in the establishing of a society more solidary and dedicated to the health of their equals; that is why the preparation for this country is still forming each day inside the GEAP and the institutions that support and participate within these International Marathons.