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On January 25 a day of blood donation will be held in the hall of the City of Totana (13/01/2016)

The next day, January 25, Monday from 9:30 to 14:30 hours, a day of blood donation in the hall of the City of Totana, which has been promoted by the Department of Health to be held collaboration with the Regional Blood Donation Center.

The Councillor for Health, María Isabel Molino, and head of the Department for the Promotion of Blood Donation Center, Toni Gómez, presented this joint initiative which is intended to improve blood resources of hospitals in the autonomous region.

The initiative is aimed at the staff of municipal workers and public employees, members of the Municipal Corporation and neighbors of Totana in general who want to collaborate with it.

A mobile medical team with the necessary operating that day will move to the hall of the Consistory for five hours to attend blood donors and anyone who wants to become a bone marrow donor.

Totana has currently, as reported with a donation rate of 58 donations per thousand people, which is higher than the regional average rate is fixed at 36 donations now.

During 2015, 1,749 donors in this county were recorded during the three major campaigns by the Regional Blood Donation Center in this town, and 110 people for the first time donors were.

Moreover, of these 1,505 donations were made.

In addition, they encouraged the common neighbors and donors to participate in this event open to the general public and, especially, the stretch of younger age, between 18 and 30, as well as to donors of all blood types general and all social groups in the town.

Requirements for donating blood are to be in the age range between 18 and 65, weigh over 50 kg and be in good health, so that the ID can be performed blood donation.

The head of the Regional Blood Donation Center stressed that there are hardly any reserves of the type A + and recalled that the next calls in Totana are morning Thursday, January 14;

and Friday 22 and January 29 respectively;

and thanked the City Council for this laudable initiative

It also reported that in recent months has increased by 20 percent the need for blood by the advancement of waiting lists and increasing operating rooms in the evenings;

and he stated that, at present, about 300 bags of blood a day are needed to meet the needs of all Murcia hospitals.

Regarding the increase of organ donors in the region in 2015 reaching 366 transplants (22% more than last year), he said that is a statistic Murcia great for health;

While he said these surgeries need necessarily of much blood.

Gomez thanked donors Totana who participated last January 7th in the day in the Emergency Department of Primary Care (SUAP) coinciding with the local festival and the festival of Santa Eulalia return to his sanctuary, which is They gave appointment despite the circumstances 175 donors, allowing hospitals to face towards the next weekend.

Likewise, he reiterated his thanks to the City of Totana because, he said, is the responsibility of public institutions, and in this case municipalities, promote such initiatives which are of general interest and seek the benefit of the whole society ;

and the aim is to be an example for other municipalities.

Meanwhile, the council stressed the need to participate in this conference and other calls and explained that what you want from your department is to encourage these habits in the city, where there are many conscientious neighbors to this cause, as clear from the annual statistics.

The Regional Blood Donation Center will hold a similar day on 12 February, organized by the Illustrious Cabildo Processions Superior at its headquarters, as is customary in recent years.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Totana / Vídeo:

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