Today is World Day Against LGBTIphobia and groups of Valencian Community They continue to spread awareness against hate crimes.
from one year to the next Complaints are up but it’s a result of that work and we have more resources to report abuse and attacks Suffered by this group of people.
In Alicante, they celebrate this day in a very special way, with blood donation, in collaboration with transfusion center Because even in this field, “there is social stigma”.
The coordinator of “Alicante understands”, jose ramon samper Because, with this activity, they intend to “eradicate the stereotype that homosexuals are promiscuous and cannot donate blood.”
Jose Ramon Samper.- Coordinator of Alicante Bystanders
action takes place between 4:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. In Provincial Council of Alicante Where they have also invited politicians who are campaigning, noting that they are looking into certain ideologies.
so according to jose ramon samper We must continue to work, “especially with young people, so that conversations in educational centers are part of the educational curriculum.”
At least, says Samper, “we’ve made progress and Complaints are getting bigger as we have more resources to file them”, With special units in the state security forces and corps or courts, “coordinated with the groups”.
From Community Transfusion Center in Alicante, Carmen Llabata, responsible for the promotion, thanked the enthusiasm shown by Alicante understands LGTBI and the support of Alicante blood donors in these initiatives that save lives on a daily basis,
“Solidarity is fundamental To meet the daily demand of 250 units of blood needed by patients in the province of Alicante Since blood cannot be manufactured and the only way to obtain it is through donation and invites everyone to get involved and donate blood together with Alicante Collective”, highlighted Lalabata.
Requirements for donating blood Are: Be between 18 and 65 years old, weigh more than 50 kg and be in good health.
Blood is not the key to treatment, recovery and life of many patients, and this is thanks to the regular donations of citizens and their participation in these events.