Great campaign to promote blood donation before Christmas: “more and more is needed”

“This Christmas, the best gift is to donate blood and save lives.” It is the appeal that María Teresa Díaz Campomanes, manager of the Asturias Donor and Fabric Center, makes with the aim of putting the lack of donations on the table. Meeting the demands of health centers implies receiving at least between 180 and 200 daily contributions, indicates Díaz, who focuses on the fact that “an aging population such as that of Asturias increasingly needs more donations.”

With the purpose of encouraging citizen solidarity, from the Oviedo City Council, in collaboration with the Brotherhood of Donors of the Principality of Asturias and the Center for Donors and Tissues, convene a new blood extraction marathon on the 25th, 26th and November 27. Throughout the next weekend, the initiative that will take place at the Campoamor theater will be made available to all adults over the age of 18, and without health conditions that prevent them from donating blood, “because every drop of blood can save lives “, stressed Lourdes García, Councilor for Public Health.

This year’s goal is to double the figure achieved in the previous campaign, 200 bags of blood, something essential to deal with “a critical situation, since the bags that reach us are consumed almost daily in hospitals,” Ernesto stressed. Marcos Antuña, president of the Brotherhood of donors.

Promoting the participation of the youngest is another of the points that the initiative hopes to promote, since the average age of the donor in Asturias is set between 45 and 54 years. “There are more and more elderly people who need blood, however, young donors are in short supply. We encourage you to join the family of donors who save lives every day,” Diaz added.