Bucaramanga, the capital city of the department of Santander, also participated in the 3rd International Blood Donation Marathon of the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace by carrying out a blood drive in conjunction with the Higuera Escalante Blood Bank on Friday, April 25.
Responding to the invitation made by volunteers of the Embassy, many people gathered in a tent at Plaza Civica and voluntarily donated blood, resulting in the donation of 39 effective units of blood. Day by day, more people are being educated about the benefits and requirements of donating blood, thus coming closer to reaching the goal of promoting voluntary and habitual blood donation in their community.
The Higuera Escalante Blood Bank presented an award to the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace for its continuous support in their blood donation outreach activities.
To close the event, 150 red balloons were released, symbolizing the act of blood donation.