A task from the heart
Every June 14th the world celebrates International Blood Donor Day by honoring the birth of Austrian pathologist and biologist Karl Landsteiner, discoverer of human blood groups.
Promoted by the World Health Organization, this date praises the altruistic gesture of millions of people who, without expecting anything in return, give up this vital liquid.
In Cuba, the sublime act of voluntarily donating blood has been booming since the revolutionary triumph, driven by the government and the people who are betting on life and health.
The Day of Homage to Volunteer Donors in our country is celebrated from June 6 to 14, and it is precisely this Thursday, coinciding with the birth of Antonio Maceo and the nine decades of Ernesto Che Guevara, that the University of Informatics Sciences (UCI) joins as in the rest of this island to the noble task of donating blood.
From very early on, students and workers at the University Hospital contributed this grain of sand to life, in a task that comes from the heart.