Surpassing epidemical emergencies in this country
EL SALVADOR PARTICIPATED IN THE 4TH. INTERNATIONAL BLOOD DRIVE MARATHON
During October and November of 2014, El Salvador surpassed the epidemical emergencies and participated with the Activists for Peace, of the 4thInternational Blood Drive Marathon, as part of the project “Life is in the Blood”, of the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace, demonstrating solidary values and love for others when they need it the most.
In this country Central American, the 4th Blood Drive Marathon was carried out with the Salvadorian Red Cross, the National Hospital “San Juan de Dios” of the city of San Miguel, the the Catholic University of El Salvador Regional Center Ilobasco, the National Hospital Santa Teresa, and the Catholic University of El Salvador Regional Center. The cities of Zacatecoluca, San Miguel, La Union, Ilobasco and San Salvador were some of the cities that participated.
With promotion and spreading activities through the media, cultural acts, banners, person-to-person contact, among other activities, an assistance of more than 400 voluntary donors was possible, collecting 123 effective blood units.
The international call of the project “Life is in the Blood” is done in all of America and Spain, looking to raise awareness in the communities about this health necessity, with the purpose of encouraging a culture of voluntary, regular and altruist donation, which allows to keep the blood banks and hospitals stocked in the countries of the world.