ALTRUISM... VOLUNTEERING... REGULARLY
Blood transfusions save lives and improve health, but millions of patients around the world do not have access to safe blood transfusions when they need it. For this reason, the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace held a blood drive in April called "Life is in the Blood – Donating the Sap of Life", with the objective of creating a culture of regular, voluntary and unpaid blood donation.
During the month of April, a total of 19,904 people realized that they are a factory that can save others’ lives in a simple, mindful and altruistic way, like donating blood.
The international blood drive of the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace took place in 18 countries throughout the Americas and Spain, successfully collecting a total of 14,250 units of blood.
"And we are well aware that technically, medically, blood that is donated voluntarily is better," said Dr. Jesus Zacarias Villarreal Perez, Secretary of Health for the State of Nuevo Leon, during the launch of the campaign in Mexico.
Likewise, Dr. William Soto, Global Ambassador of the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace, expressed the following upon being honored by Governor Medina for being the pioneer and visionary of this initiative:
"The objective of this blood drive is to create awareness in society about the need for a change in the blood donation system; to promote regular, voluntary and spontaneous donation."
The outcome wasn’t just measured in numbers, but in the satisfaction expressed by beneficiaries and health authorities in different countries because the cooperation and enthusiastic participation that yielded results beyond expectations.
"You are bringing peace to people in hospitals who are in need of it,” said a donor in Nicaragua.
Among the donors were ambassadors, governors, diplomats, public figures and all types of personalities who responded to the need of blood donation, such as Federico Franco, President of Paraguay, and the first lady of Paraguay.