The Secretary of Health of the state of Nuevo Leon and the GEAP signed an agreement of collaboration
With the motive of celebration of the World Blood Donor Day an act of awards was carried out and a marathon of blood recollection
With the purpose to strengthen the work for the formation of a culture of voluntary and habitual blood donation in Mexico, the Secretary of Health of the state of Nuevo Leon and the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace (GEAP), signed an agreement of collaboration for the continual realization of the campaigns and marathons of blood donation.
The alliance was established on June 25th, during an act of celebration for the World Blood Donor Day (June 14), organized by the Community Government in the Fundidora Park, considered a live testimony of the history of Monterrey.
The secretary of health, Dr. Manuel de la O Cavazos, and the national coordinator of the GEAP, Dr. Francisco Guerra Gonzalez, signed an agreement which will establish the bases and mechanisms of the collaboration for the realization of the campaigns and marathons.
Recognizance of the altruistic work for life
In the event the voluntary blood donors were honored, emphasizing their altruistic compromise, support, and love to thy neighbor.
The Secretary of Health gave awards to the different institutions that work along with the State Center of Blood Transfusions (CETS); companies, universities, and hospitals that actively support the blood donation marathons.
The GEAP received a special award for the Campaign “Life is in the Blood,” that through the International Marathons of blood donation it summoned the community to give their contribution of life and at the same time it contributes with the formation of a culture of voluntary and habitual of reliable blood. (See: Campaign “Life is in the Blood.”)
More than 300 people assisted the event, with the presence of the director of CETS, Beatriz Aurora Lee; the assistant secretary of the Prevention and Control of Diseases, Consuelo Trevino Garza; the director of Population Safety, Juan Luis Gonzalez Trevino; and the director of hospitals, Alma Rosa Marroquin.
Likewise, other directors of hospital centers, managers of jurisdiction of health services, coordinators of blood banks in the metropolitan area, representatives of the Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon (UANL), members of the companies, and activist for peace.
The goal is 100% of altruistic donors
Each year in Nuevo Leon there is around 110 thousand units of blood that are transfused and only six percent comes from an altruistic donation.
Dr. Manuel de la O Cavazos highlighted that the State Center of Blood Transfusions (CETS) occupies the second place at a national level of altruistic donation, and that the state has a good quality of blood, placing in the fifth place in the nation, in spite of this it indicated that there is still a long ways to go.
“We need to reach as other countries of the first world, where everyone commits themselves to donate blood; at some moment given from life, a person is going to need blood; every three seconds in the world a person needs a transfusion,” the Secretary emphasized.
The director of the CETS, Beatriz Lee, expressed:
“We still have a lot to cover, it is not easy to change a culture of people, we have had advances in the last years and I am sure that with the effort of everyone we are going to achieve that the state has reliable blood.”
On his part, Dr. Francisco Guerra, commented about the experience of the development of the Campaign “Life is in the Blood” and mentioned the proposal of the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace, referring to the Law Guide for the encouragement of voluntary, altruistic, and habitual donation of reliable blood. He expressed:”
“The GEAP is built of people that have in their mind the wish to serve, having as a goal to diffuse a legal proposal, to achieve a culture of altruistic blood donation; that each person sees blood donation as an act of love and solidarity for thy neighbor.”
As part of the celebration, a marathon of blood donation was carried out with the result of 110 effective units. The Citizen Government summoned the community to join this noble cause and not wait for an emergency to collaborate.
The state of Nuevo Leon has as a goal that the 100% of donations be in an altruistic form, which consists the objective that the World Health Organization (WHO) has established for the year 2020.
See related publication: Citizen Government invites to join the altruistic blood donation.