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Jumilla will be the donor's capital again with a new edition of 'It's in our blood' (31/07/2018)

The mayor of Jumilla, Juana Guardiola, the president of the Federation of Peñas de la Fiesta de la Vendimia, Francisco Javier Vázquez and the coordinator of the Hemodonation Center of the Region of Murcia, Antonia Gómez, accompanied by the Councilor for Health, Lucía Jiménez , have presented this morning the second edition of the campaign 'Is in our blood' launched again by the Harvest Festival in search of increasing even more the number of blood donations in the municipality.

The appointment is next Tuesday, August 7 at the Jumilla Health Center, from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm.

All the donors will take as a souvenir a bottle of DO Jumilla wine.

In the first edition of this campaign, held in August of last year, 329 donors attended, of which 52 did so for the first time.

In addition, 70 people became marrow donors.

Figures of authentic record that supposed that the team of work moved until Jumilla lengthened his day until 23.45 hours.

For this year, three doctors and twelve nurses are expected to be in the town that afternoon.

Last year there were 2,252 Jumillans who came to donate blood and 1,874 donations were obtained.

To meet the needs of hospitals in the Region of Murcia, 250 units of blood are needed each day.

The World Health Organization recommends an index of 50 donations per 1,000 inhabitants, a figure that Jumilla almost triples with 140 donors per thousand people between 18 and 65 years.

For this campaign, a promotional video has been prepared again and several people known from the locality and from outside it will once again be encouraged to participate in it.

All of them can be seen on social networks.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Jumilla

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