Hospital HLA San Carlos, in collaboration with the Valencian Community transfusion center and the Denia City Council, organized on Wednesday the 5th Blood Donation Marathon on the occasion of World Blood Donor Day, at the city's Social Center. This action is very important since it seeks to collaborate in the recovery of blood reserves that have been seriously affected during the pandemic generated by COVID-19.
A total of 80 donors showed up, of which 73 people were able to donate, four of them being first-time donors. The HLA Hospital Saint CharlesTogether with the other collaborating public entities, they want to thank all those people who came to the Social Center for doing their bit and thus being able to help in this great social work.
The councilor for Health of the city council, Don Javier Scotto, made an appearance at the event where he exchanged a few words with the organizers.
Each donation can save three lives, which means that the help of the San Carlos hospital could save 219 people. This activity, which has been carried out for the fifth time in HLA centers, aims to support authorized blood banks during their summer collection campaign, a season in which reserves need to be secured, since it is usual to have a greater need for blood. blood in this age.
“From the Hospital we are very satisfied to contribute our grain of sand together with the population of Denia, in a commitment as important as giving life. I only have words of gratitude for all the donors, the Alicante blood transfusion center team and the hospital team, who have devoted another year to improving everyone's health. Thank you for your solidarity ”, comments Gerson Morales, Manager of the HLA San Carlos Hospital.
On the other hand, Dr. Patricia Iranzo, Medical Director of the HLA San Carlos Hospital points out that “in this difficult time, blood donations have been considerably reduced. For this reason, this year, more than ever, it is necessary to place more emphasis on this type of event to recover blood reserves. We cannot forget that without donations the solution to urgent treatments, complex surgeries, organ transplants and a myriad of pathologies has no place. The generosity of the blood donor and all those involved in this initiative saves countless lives and for this reason the gratitude must be infinite. "
For the hospital, it is a pride to collaborate with the Valencian Community Transfusion Center and with the Denia City Council, year after year for this very necessary purpose for everyone.
Contact Hospital San Carlos Grupo HLA