Bone marrow and blood donation marathon in Benissa

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AFTER LAST year’s resounding success, Benissa will hold its second ‘bone marrow and blood donation marathon’ on Thursday April 20 between 4.30pm and 8.30pm.

The objective of the initiative is to encourage local people to get involved in giving blood and donating bone marrow. Last year the event counted 84 donors and this year the organisers hope to see over 100.

Councilor for Health Carol Ivars, who presented the initiative last week said it ‘provides the perfect setting for people to become superheroes and save lives’.

Accompanied by Encar Martinez and Alfonso Parra of the del Centre de Transfusio d’Alacant, the councillor thanked the local business community who have supported the initiative, especially l’Associacio Letamendi who are offering a free child-minder service for children whose parents donate at the event.

For more information, please contact [email protected].

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