For the first time, five blood donation stations and one information booth will be set up
Alicante, 6th May 2013
Within the framework of the Healthy University Project and with the aim of contributing to promote blood donation as a healthy and charitable action, the UA will host on Wednesday, 8th May, a Blood Donation Marathon .
Blood donation in the university population is a source of great interest as it promotes healthy lifestyles, the acquisition of greater awareness of health and contributes to the development of a supportive attitude. Aware of this, the UA has been more than eight years participating in this type of campaigns, although this is the first time that five blood donation stations will be set up all over the Campus (Administration & Council Building, Lecture Building no. 2, Sports Pavillion, Lecture Building no. 1 and a mobile blood bank).
The main objectives of this marathon are eliminating the obstacles to blood donation as well as making a major media campaign to allieviate the limited information that has been recognized as one of the main barriers to the donation. Therefore, from 9 am to 8.30 pm, a Vodafone information point will be located between the Administration & Council Building and the control tower.
Also, as a novelty, on 9th May, at the Alicante Transfusion Centre, a hundred free entrance tickets for Terra Mítica, 30% discount vouchers on San Vicente cinemas, hotel free nights or free entrance tickets for Hercules CF and Lucentum, and many other gifts will be raffled among the donors.
Public hours of the blood donation stations:
Administration & Council Building (Rectorado): 9 am to 2:30 pm.