As part of the 11th International Blood Drive Marathon "With love from my heart I donate blood and save lives", the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace (GEAP) in Bolivia, celebrated World Blood Donor Day in different departments of the country to thank the solidarity of voluntary blood donors.
Blood drives were organized within the celebration activities where citizens participated voluntarily in order to help people those who need a transfusion of this vital liquid tissue.
During the events, voluntary donors were recognized for the work of saving lives. Likewise, GEAP activists for peace were thanked for the promotion work and coordination of blood drives they carried out throughout the year.
The acts of celebration and the drives had the support of blood banks, municipal agencies and educational institutions, who support the GEAP in the development of the Integral Blood Drive Program: "Life is in the Blood" because it contributes to the construction of peace in society.
City of El Alto solidarity zone
On June 14 and 15, blood drives were held at the architect's bridge, where the residents of the city of El Alto donated the life sap. Thanks to this action, a total of 101 effective units were reached.
This activity was supported by different companies in the region and media coverage, who promoted the drive and the importance of donating blood to save lives. Peace activists presented cultural events in honor of the voluntary blood donors.
Activists from Cochabamba participate in a caravan with the staff of the Oncology Cancer Hospital
Walk for solidarity in Cochabamba
In order to sensitize society about the importance of being a blood donor, Cochabamba activists participated in a caravan together with the blood bank, police and staff of the Oncology Cancer Hospital.
Then, on June 16 in the department of Cochabamba, a blood drive was held, where the altruistic work of voluntary blood donors was recognized.
Population of El Beni donates the sap of life
On June 14 in the main square, activists of the GEAP in Trinidad, held a blood drive in coordination with the Regional Blood Bank.
This event, which managed to collect a total of 97 effective blood units, had the participation of the Red Cross and local authorities.
Recognized work of peace activists
The governor of Tarija, Adrián Oliva, in an act held in the Red Room of the Government, recognized the solidarity work carried out by GEAP activists in blood collections and in the promotion of a voluntary, altruistic and habitual culture of blood safe.
Day to thank the solidarity of voluntary blood donors
Inhabitants of Santa Cruz join the race for life
The GEAP in Santa Cruz celebrated World Blood Donor Day with a blood drive that took place in the Main Plaza of block 16. On this day the blood drive was promoted as an act of love to human beings, with the motto: «With love from my heart I donate blood and save lives».
The activity was supported by the students of the Gabriel René Moreno Autonomous University and the National Ecological University, and 234 units of blood were obtained.
For his part, Yitzhak Leigue, director of the Regional Blood Bank, thanked and acknowledged the support that the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace provides in all the blood drive campaigns that are carried out in the region.