Over 200 Adventist Youth in Peru Donated Blood on 2023 Global Youth Day

South American Division

Over 200 Adventist Youth in Peru Donated Blood on 2023 Global Youth Day

On March 18, 2023, Adventist youth participated in the "Life for Lives" initiative, donating blood for people in need.

Humanitarian | Peru | Thais Suarez

Young people from the Seventh-day Adventist Church donated their blood to help patients at the Edgardo Rebagliati Martins National Hospital in Lima and the San Martin Blood Bank in Tarapoto, Peru.

Young volunteer from the city of Tarapoto. (Photo: Nick Gutierrez)
Young volunteer from the city of Tarapoto. (Photo: Nick Gutierrez)

This action was developed under the "Life for Lives" solidarity campaign on Sabbath, March 18, 2023, for Global Young Day (GYD). This donation increases people's life expectancy and quality, in addition to helping in the realization of medical procedures and treating the injured during emergencies of all kinds, including natural disasters and accidents.

This campaign was created in 2005 and awarded in 2006 by the World Health Organization. The campaign adds thousands of donors annually. Adventist young people are already in the habit of donating blood.

Young people donating life for the community. (Photo: Luis Nureña)
Young people donating life for the community. (Photo: Luis Nureña)

In this way, the "Life for Lives" campaign promoted by the Adventist Church has been benefiting society—an action of witnessing Christ's love and a Christian principle of helping others.

The original version of this story was posted on the South American Division Spanish-language news site.