A category 4 storm, Hurricane Harvey, arrived in Texas on Friday night, August 25, leaving behind severe flooding. Federal and local agencies reported that more than 13,000 people in the Houston area were rescued and about 30,000 were moved to shelters.
Due to the emergency, the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center in San Antonio announced that the institution does not have enough blood units to care for those affected. For this reason, they called the community to donate blood to provide medical assistance to people who need a transfusion.
In order to support the health institutions, the GEAP, through the Program "Life is in the Blood", organized a blood donation campaign in favor of those affected by Harvey.
Citizens united by vital liquid tissue
The campaign began on Saturday, August 26, at C.C Rigdmar in Fort Worth, Texas, where peace activists along with the blood transfusion center Carter Blood Care received the residents of this town, who expressed their solidarity by donating blood.
The same thing happened in the locality of the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, with the United Blood Services center, through a drive where volunteers from the Texas State Technical College of Harlingen donated blood.
In San Marcos, the GEAP and the We Are Blood transfusion center carried out the blood collection at the San Marcos Activity Center.
Also, in conjunction with the Blood and Tissue Center of South Texas, the sessions were held, one took place on the main campus of UTSA, and another in San Marcos, at the King Ranger Theater.
The closing day (September 6) was held with the We Are Blood Center, this time at Central Texas Medical Center.