Health students from BUAP become promoters of blood donationGlobal Embassy of Activists for Peace

Health students from BUAP become promoters of blood donation

In Teziutlán a group was formed to teach the benefits of donating blood, hand in hand with the GEAP.

At the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP) in Teziutlán, on Wednesday, June 8, 2016, the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace (GEAP), initiated awareness for the 7th International Blood Drive Marathon "Life is in the Blood" held in more than 20 countries, with the aim of creating a culture of voluntary blood donation.

Every day millions of patients are transfused to save their lives but many others do not have access to safe blood transfusions when needed, so the GEAP aims to create a culture of unpaid voluntary blood donation.

To achieve this objective, which is an initiative of Dr. William Soto Santiago, the International Program "Life is in the Blood" is developed, whose first strategic area is PEC-VIDA, which is a means to promote blood donation as a social responsibility in people, but above all as an act of love, justice and solidarity.

Within the PEC-VIDA, awareness lectures are developed to contribute towards the active and effective participation of citizens in the formation of a culture of voluntary, altruistic and regular donation of safe blood.

In the lecture developed in BUAP, 120 Medical students were instructed on the subject of blood donation, and stated that they would be volunteer donors during the 7th Marathon setting an example for other people in the municipality.

Dr. Ana Liviere, said that the concern of the Hospital in that city is the lack of education and culture of blood donation, to be a volunteer and consecutive donor, because:
 

"There are people who donate only for a family member in need, forgetting that donation should be voluntary and selfless.”

The spirit of solidarity grew amongst the students to a degree that they formed a youth group called "Wolf Mentors and Promoters of the Blood Donation Campaign”, who pledged to work together with the GEAP to continue carrying out awareness lectures in nearby universities.