SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, 23 Aug. (EUROPA PRESS) –
The exhibition hall of the Parliament of the Canary Islands hosts from this Tuesday, August 23, a space for blood donation, since the Canarian Institute of Hemodonation and Hemotherapy (ICHH) has installed a temporary extraction space that will have its doors open until September 2.
This was explained by the president of the Canarian Parliament, Gustavo Matos, and the president of the ICHH, Teresa Gutiérrez, who took the opportunity to call on citizens to come and donate blood, as reported by the regional Chamber in a press release.
In relation to this, Gutiérrez has indicated that summer is “always the time when the greatest difficulties exist” to obtain the 300 daily bags of blood that “are needed in the Canary Islands” and especially this year “due to the heat waves” that they are whipping since June.
The president of the Autonomous Chamber, Gustavo Matos, wanted to emphasize that the Parliament “continues to open its doors to activities that go beyond legislative action and control of the Government”, in such a way that on this occasion it turns its exhibition hall in a “strategic place” for the work of the ICHH with the aim of “not forgetting how important it is to donate blood this summer”.
He added that donating blood “is a free, anonymous and vital gesture for health to continue to function”, which is why he has encouraged citizens to come to the Parliament building until September 2 to participate in this campaign.
The extraction room will have its doors open in Parliament until September 2, so that the hours in which you can donate from this Tuesday, August 23, until Friday, August 26, will be from 09:15 to 13:30 hours and from 4:45 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., as well as from Monday, August 29, to Thursday, September 1; while on Friday, September 2, you can donate from 09:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 4:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.