World Blood Donor Day was celebrated with a parade for life organized by the Ministry of Health of the Republic of El Salvador, with the purpose of recognizing the altruistic work carried out by voluntary and regular blood donors.
Volunteers from the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace (GEAP) of the Union, San Miguel, Usulután, Cabañas, Santa Ana and San Salvador joined the celebration under the theme of the 11th International Blood Drive Marathon «With love from my heart I donate blood and save lives».
The activists for peace, with banners and slogans, promoted a voluntary, altruistic and habitual culture of safe blood donation in the Salvadoran society.
Institutions belonging to the National Network of Blood Banks, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the World Health Organization (WHO), universities, private companies, churches and educational centers also participated in this day.
Tribute to voluntary blood donors
The march began at the Benjamín Bloom National Children's Hospital and ended at the Health Square in San Salvador, where the protocol event was held, which was attended by the coordinator of the National Network of Blood Banks, Maryuri Villatoro, head of the Salvadoran Red Cross blood bank, Francisco Quezada, among other personalities.
During the activity, the Ministry of Health of the Republic of El Salvador, recognized the solidarity action of voluntary blood donors and institutions that perform altruistic and humanitarian work throughout the nation.
For his part, the national coordinator of the GEAP, Samuel Escobar, received on behalf of the executive president of the GEAP, William Soto Santiago, recognition for the work done by this non-profit corporation in favor of happiness and peace of the human family.
Voluntary culture of blood donation
This 2018, the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace in El Salvador, through the Communicational Education Program for the formation of a culture of voluntary, altruistic and regular donation of safe blood (PEC VIDA), will increase active and effective participation in the nation, so that this solidary act is continued.