14,000 Mexicans participate in international celebrationGlobal Embassy of Activists for Peace

14,000 Mexicans participate in international celebration


World Blood Donor Day

On June 14, the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace (GEAP) celebrated World Blood Donor Day in 18 states of Mexico, as part of the Integral Program: Life is in the Blood.

With the aim of contributing to the formation of a culture of voluntary, altruistic and regular donation of safe blood, to increase the active and effective participation of the citizens, different activities were carried out.

Dr. Hugo Zurita Martinez, head of the blood bank Hospital Juan Graham Casasus in Villahermosa Tabasco
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 100% of the population should be a donor because annually emergencies exceed 250 million people who require the vital liquid.

The activity counted with the participation of more than 14,000 people from different universities, companies and health centers of the nation.

The volunteers of the GEAP organized awareness and blood donation drives. In addition, tributes to regular donors. During the celebration there were 93 days where 13,567 people were sensitized, and a result of 876 effective units of safe blood.

More Mexicans join

In the main square of the Municipal Presidency of Coahuila, 150 people attended the blood drive, where a total of 35 effective units were achieved. The activity was attended by Jorge Morán and Manuel Velazco, representatives of Municipal Health, and Héctor López, delegate of the Mexican Red Cross.

Active participation

Delivery of recognition to regular and altruistic donors
In Oaxaca, the GEAP gave recognition to 15 voluntary blood donors for their outstanding participation. Different universities and health institutions supported the event.

In the state of Chihuahua, the blood drive, which reached a total of 162 blood units, had the participation of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences (ICB), the Autonomous University of Ciudad Juárez (UACJ) and the International Federation of Medical Students Associates (IFMSA).

In Tamaulipas, 180 cadets from the 77th Battalion of the Mexican Army attended as volunteer donors. The blood drive had the collaboration of the Children's Hospital and General Norberto Treviño. This campaign resulted in a total of 36 effective donations.

World Blood Donor Day was celebrated with the participation of blood banks, hospitals, public and private entities of Tabasco
127 citizens said: "Present"

With the participation of blood banks, hospitals, public and private entities of Tabasco, Veracruz and Chiapas, World Blood Donor Day was celebrated, with solidarity blood drives where citizens donated the life sap.

In Tabasco, 48 units were accepted; a total of 42 voluntary donors were accepted in Veracruz; while in Chiapas 37 were positive.

Health centers support solidarity work

In the General Hospital of Teziutlán de Puebla, 9 voluntary donors received recognition for the altruistic work, and in the blood drive accomplished, 4 effective units of safe blood were obtained.

In Campeche, Virginia Peña, director of the State Blood Transfusion Center (CETS), supported the day that contributed 15 effective units to this health institution.

In Monterrey, Nuevo León, the GEAP together with the Ministry of Health recognized the work of the altruistic and regular donors with a gift and delivery of acknowledgments. Finally, a blood drive was made that resulted in 123 safe units.

Awareness talks

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The Activists of the GEAP of San Luis Potosí carried out awareness activities and drives in hospitals and educational centers
In Mexico City, awareness talks were conducted at the headquarters of renowned companies; among them, Jumex, Nestle, TransCanada, Penguin Random House and Russell Bedford. Likewise, 3,100 people were sensitized during the blood drive, where 160 units were accepted.

The activists of the GEAP of San Luis Potosí, Tlaxcala and Durango carried out awareness activities and donation days in hospitals and educational centers, obtaining a total of 32 positive units.

Contribution to society

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Regular donor giving life to World Blood Donor Day
In Baja California, GEAP representatives attended the campus of the Vizcaya University of the Americas (UVA), where a total of 65 effective blood donors were reached. This activity was carried out in coordination with the General Hospital and the Hematology Center of Tijuana.

Likewise, in Michoacán 32 effective units were obtained. The blood drive counted with the collaboration of the State Center of Blood Transfusion (CETS) and the Faculty of Medicine of the Michoacán University of San Nicolás de Hidalgo (UMSNH).

In the State of Yucatan, 58 units were accepted. The campaign was supported by the Blood Bank of the UMAE of Mérida and the Hospital San Carlos of the municipality of Tizimín.

Walk for life

Simultaneously, the GEAP carried out an awareness walk in Puebla, Chiapas and Oaxaca to promote the culture of voluntary, altruistic and regular donation of safe blood. This activity gathered around 600 people.

The closure was made in the city of Puebla, where the deputy participated federal, Genoveva Huerta and the local public health officer of FIAEM, Mario Meza.