With the purpose of creating a voluntary, altruistic and habitual culture of blood donation, the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace (GEAP) in Mexico, conducted educational sessions through the Communicational Education Program (PEC VIDA).
The activity was held on April 24 and 25, at the University of La Ciénega (CUCIÉNEGA), based in Ocotlán and Atotonilco, Jalisco state. Through five sessions, 876 students and teaching staff of the institution were sensitized.
The facilitators of PEC VIDA, developed these activities as part of the Integral Program: Life is in the Blood, and in turn, support the Sangre de León campaign of the University of Guadalajara (UDG).
Michel Nuño, representative of the Federation of University Students (FEU), explained the reasons for the blood donation campaign of the UDG, among which he mentioned the urgent need for blood the Red Nose Foundation for children with cancer.
Learning the values of love, kindness and solidarity with others.
Increase in citizen participation
GEAP activist, Mario Moreno, in his participation noted that the purpose of the blood donation program is to increase the effective and efficacious participation of citizens in the altruistic act.
The representative of the State Center for Blood Transfusion (CETS), Sahara Ornelas, gave a presentation on the requirements, myths and physical benefits of donating blood.
More than 250 students signed up to be part of the next drives and become voluntary and regular blood donors.