Educative institutions and the general community responded to the call to become voluntary, altruist and regular safe blood donors.
The Global Embassy of Activists for Peace (GEAP) in Mexico, joins the International Marathons and blood drive marathons, which are two of the three strategic components that establishes the project “Life is in the Blood”; and in the month of November of 2015, started the race for life through the 6th International Blood Drive Marathon, with the purpose of making known to the citizens the importance that has to the nation to be a voluntary, altruist and regular donor.
The Activists for peace of the country, carried out marathons in different cities, where thousands of Mexicans are responding to the call to join to this altruist work, that in the 5th International Marathon reached a total of 6,162 effective units of safe blood; achieving to stock the blood banks from different places that participated; and have as goal for this 6th Marathon to increase the previous number.
Sensitization and awareness Marathons in Toluca
Students of the Instituto Tecnologico de Monterrey Campus Toluca, participated in the sensitization and awareness carried out by the GEAP, on November 10, with the purpose of promoting a culture of voluntary, altruist and regular blood donation, which will allow to stock the blood banks and hospitals of the city. They also invited the student community to participate in the 6th International Marathon, so that they can donate life and become heroes for society.
In Veracruz started the 6th International Marathon “Life is in the Blood”
With the support of the Hospital Regional Valentin Gomez Farias, of Coatzacoalcos, the GEAP in Veracruz started on November 11, the 6th International blood drive Marathon “Life is in the Blood”; activity which had the participation of representatives of the Universidad Pedagogica Nacional , the Universidad Valle de Grijalva and the Universidad del Golfo Minatitlan campus.
Representatives of the Instituto Forense de Investigaciones Latinoamericanas, the Universidad de Oriente, the Universidad del Desarrollo Profesional and the voluntary donors. The director of the hospital, Dr. Pedro Arturo Chang Mercader, said:
“It is necessary to awaken in society an altruist donor culture; since it is fundamental”.
Dr. Maria Escobedo, chief of the blood bank, and Dr. Ricardo Sanchez Mayen, representative of the Universidad Valle del Grijalva of Coatzacoalcos, agreed that through the sensitization and awareness marathons it can be made known to society the importance of being voluntary and regular donors. Thanks to the job carried out and the citizen’s participation, it was added 25 effective units to the blood bank.
March to promote the voluntary donation in Chilpancingo de los Bravos
Cheers, happy melodies and the energy of the Activists for peace, were the elements that formed the march carried out by the GEAP on November 16; which started in Parque Margarita Maza de Juarez, and ending in the center of Chilpancingo, where more than 80 people promoted the importance of being a voluntary, altruist and regular safe blood donor.
The volunteers of the GEAP also invited the community to participate in this act of solidarity for others; seeking to raise the awareness in the communities about this health necessity. Later, the habitants of the zone, participated of a talk, where they received information about the process of blood donation, from behalf of the Chemist Santiago Escutia Catalan, chief of the Banco Sanguineo.
Likewise, the volunteers of the GEAP made known to the people the project “Life is in the Blood”; a social intervention project proposed and designed by the Executive President of the GEAP, Dr. William Soto, who has as purpose to strengthen the citizen’s participation in the formation of a voluntary, altruist and regular safe blood donation culture.
Habitants of Monterrey “donating the sap of life”
In Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, on November 21, the civil society assisted the installations of the Hospital Regional ISSSTE, to be part of this altruist work that the GEAP develops in all the national territory; where different authorities that take part in the health area were present to support this important work.
Dr. Juan Cantu, director of the Hospital Regional Monterrey ISSSTE; Dr. Beatriz Aurora Lee, director of the State Center of Blood transfusion; Dr. Elva Treviño Lopez and Dr. Jaime Herrera, sub secretary of Hospitales de la Secretaria de Salud, manifested their compromise with the project which guides the population in terms of the voluntary blood donation theme.
The GEAP in Mexico, will continue carrying out these marathons, with the purpose of helping with the formation of a voluntary, altruist and regular, safe blood donation culture, together with health centers, to offer the citizens a better quality of life and maintain stocked the blood banks of the country.