EAE shows its generosity by giving blood
23 de December de 2019
23 de December de 2019
EAE Business School takes part in the blood donation campaign ‘Awaken the donor you have inside’
As the saying goes, giving is better than receiving, not only because it is more gratifying, but more enriching as well. Whether it is expressed in gifts or actions, generosity enabled people to put themselves in other people’s shoes and gain insight into other realities, thereby turning a small gesture into a great lesson. Giving blood, for instance, may seem like an insignificant act, but nothing could be further from the truth. In reality, it is one of the acts that requires least effort but generates the greatest impact. EAE Business School is well aware of this fact and, therefore, like every year for the last nine years, on 11th and 12th December, the School ran a blood donation campaign in the city of Madrid.
Running from 10:30 and 20:30 on the two days, the campaign was organized by Madrid Services, with the collaboration of the Red Cross and the assistance of dozens of students who decided to make their contribution to the people who need it most. At the Príncipe de Vergara Campus of EAE Business School on 11th December, the Red Cross welcomed a total of 51 donors, 16 of whom gave blood for the first time, with the rest having donated before. Thanks to this group, the health of a total of 105 people was improved. On the following day, at the Joaquín Costa Campus, a total of 44 donors took part, of whom 6 were giving blood for the first time. The blood donated on that day will help 114 patients.
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According to figures published by the Community of Madrid, the city needs around 900 donations of blood per day to be able to keep stocks up and cover the need of patients. To achieve this, every day, they deploy various transfusion units throughout the city and run a range of activities to raise awareness and foster solidarity with respect to this issue. In this case, in line with its social commitment policy, EAE Business School once again ran a campaign, as it has done every year since 2010, and achieved its objective.
Both the Red Cross staff and the students and lecturers that they attended emphasized the importance of this type of activity to strengthen links between the EAE Business School community and the city and, most importantly, helping those who need it most. Raising awareness and stimulating the will to help, even through small actions, are the fundamental reason behind these initiatives.
What about you? Did you donate on this occasion?