During the month of June 2015, the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace (GEAP), held the 5th Blood Drive Marathon “Life is in the Blood”, jointly with United Blood Services, in four shopping centers in El Paso-Texas, where 193 people answered the call and became anonymous heroes by donating their blood to the people who need it most.
The United Blood Services Organization, founded in 1943 initially under the name Salt River Valley Blood Bank, in Phoenix, Arizona, is a blood bank that provides blood components and special services to patients who are incarcerated in more than 500 hospitals of 18 States, from California to the Gulf Coast, encompassing a population of more than 25 million people that inhabit the length and breadth of these territories, which could at some point require the sap of life.
The work carried out by the GEAP and this Health Center resulted in:
Effective Units per Shopping Center:
Cielo Vista Mall - 72 Effective Units
Bassett Place Mall - 47 Effective Units
Sunland Park Mall - 45 Effective Units
Mesilla Valley Mall - 29 Effective Units
The sessions were held throughout the month of June and had a large influx of people who said: ‘Yes, I want to be a voluntary blood donor”.
Once again, the GEAP managed to sow in each individual, not only that donating his blood can save the lives of 3 people, but that by donating blood he shows love, solidarity and kindness for his fellows.