Panama increases their achievements in effective blood units, with the support of the educational community
As part of the 3rd International Blood Drive Marathon: “Life is in the Blood”, Panama, once again, joins this noble cause with 19 countries, simultaneously, being, without doubt, the most noble and altruist act a human being can demonstrate for another person.
The donation of voluntary blood has found in Panama greater adherents, such as the National Blood Program, which - in conjunction with various institutions - over several years has managed to encourage an active volunteer that can carry this message of solidarity to the Panamanian population.
With this, the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace has caught the attention of this need, and has developed for the third time this marathon, having more than six donation points throughout the capital (including West Panama), throughout April. With an emphatic and effective work with universities, where students were motivated with education and awareness on the importance of voluntary donation, and they were encouraged to become an active part of this priority twice a year.
With 231 effective units of blood donations, Panama is a country that is increasing in the promotion and disclosure of voluntary donation. More than 450 students from main universities joined this international day.
We would like to thank the universities that joined efforts to support these activities, such as the Interamerican University of Panama, the Latin University of Panama, Santa María la Antigua Catholic University, Columbus University, the Isthmus University, the Regional University Center of Panama West and the UMECIT University.
Likewise, we reiterate our gratitude to government entities, such as the National Blood Program of the Ministry of Health of Panama, representing Ms. Esmeralda Tuy de Lam and Dr. Carlos Montero, for their invaluable effort in reaching an awareness of voluntary donation in Panamanian citizens; and to the entire Team of the Citizen Participation Program of the Ministry of the Presidency, headed by Ms. Rosaivett Alvarado, who were a fundamental part in the dissemination and support of this initiative.