Chile, Surpasses Expectations; Massive Participation of the Chileans in the 4th International Blood Drive Marathon
A total of 2,057 effective blood units was the result of the organization of the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace (GEAP) between all regional coordinators, activists, volunteers, blood centers and the support of all Chilean citizens working in the 4th International Blood Drive Marathon, exceeding expectations and increasing the figures by 197% from the ones reached in the previous marathon held during the month of April 2014.
The promotion of these activities spread throughout Chile, giving a message of commitment, love and solidarity for others, which was reflected in the figures obtained.
The support of the media was crucial, advertising in their spaces the invitation to the various marathons that took place in Chile between the months of October and November 2014, for the 4th International Marathon, sponsored by the GEAP.
Activists and volunteers of the international campaign “Life is in the Blood” massively held sensitization and awareness lectures through radio programs, television interviews, newspapers, online, plays, audiovisuals, presentation of folk dances, performances and shows alluding to voluntary blood donation.
These activities created a positive impact on the community ensuring that all Chileans actively join, in order to promote love for life and respect for human dignity in the upcoming marathons, to implement a culture of altruistic and voluntary donation; and keep blood banks stocked.
The results are presented in detail by region:
Metropolitan Region: 1,195 effective units
Third Region: 130 effective units
Fourth Region: 23 effective units
Fifth Region: 256 effective units
Sixth Region: 67 effective units
Seventh Region: 44 effective units
Eighth Region: 14 effective units
Ninth Region: 215 effective units
Tenth Region: 93 effective units
Fourteenth Region: 20 effective units