On May 31st and June 1st, the story repeats itself as our blood donation campaign returns to AMANC with the strong conviction of helping many children with cancer in San Luis Potosí. Promoting altruistic donation is another one of our objectives. According to data from the World Health Organization (OMS), the blood donation rate in Mexico was approximately 15 donors per 1,000 inhabitants. This figure is below the OMS's recommended average of at least 10 donors per 1,000 inhabitants.
It is important to highlight that blood donation in Mexico varies in different regions and cities of the country. Some urban areas may have higher participation in altruistic blood donation, while other rural areas may face additional challenges due to lack of access to healthcare services and education about the importance of blood donation. It is from here that the idea of creating these campaigns arises since many of our patients come from very distant towns and do not have friends or family members who can donate blood for them.
In order to combat this problem, we are carrying out this blood donation campaign, which will take place on May 31st and June 1st at the facilities of the AMANC center in San Luis Potosí, from 8 am to 11:30 am.
As part of the promotion to gather more donors, we are conducting a campaign through social media, printing posters, giving presentations in companies and universities, among other activities. We expect approximately 50 donors per day, and we also anticipate the participation of the entire AMANC SLP team and volunteers from different organizations.
We are thrilled to think that we have the support of many incredibly generous individuals. We will continue to work very hard to help more and more children with cancer.
Coming from the municipality of Matlapa in the Huasteca potosina, Horacio our childhood cancer survivor is 17 years old, for us he is a clear example of effort, sweetheart.
Descendant of a family of bakers, his early years were spent like any child willing to get to know and enjoy the world. Just before entering primary school, his mother detected that something was wrong with him, because he got sick very frequently, every time with more intensity, small balls began to sprout on his neck, in addition to high temperatures due to fever. Which alerted his mother and she decided to take him to the hospital closest to him. A few days later he was transferred to the Central Hospital of San Luis Potosí, where he was studied and diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
When they arrived in the city, Horacio's family already knew about the existence of this organization, therefore, they did not hesitate to request support, since they did not have a place to stay or money to eat. Thanks to the support they received from AMANC, Horacio successfully completed his treatment, thanks to the desire to live, the commitment of his family and the support provided by this association.
Horacio has currently been in the surveillance phase for 9 years, just one year after being discharged, all his family and friends are extremely happy with this success story.
He has his dream of studying gastronomy, to open his own restaurant because his love for cooking is great, which motivates him to keep going and continue supporting his parents.
This case, like many more, is living proof that if we join forces we can be stronger than cancer, motivating us to continue working hard for the health of all our beneficiaries.
Panchito, is a 20-year-old from the municipality of Aquismón in the Huasteca Potosina, located 343 km from the capital. Panchito is an enthusiastic young man with a great attitude, who was unfortunately diagnosed with cancer in mid-2021.
It all started with intense pain in the back and joints, after visiting the doctor he was ordered to carry out medical studies, with which strange protuberances were discovered that came from his spine, for this reason he had to be rushed to the central hospital of San Luis Potosí, where he was quickly operated on and diagnosed with an osteosarcoma in the spine.
A few days later the radiation began, in order to remove the tumor and thus prevent its rapid expansion, they were difficult and painful days for Panchito, but he never stopped fighting.
As a result of the radiation, Panchito stopped walking and began to wear a neck brace to protect himself from sudden movements. Some time later he was discharged thanks to the progress with radiation, but due to his delicate situation it was not possible to return home.
The great unknown was, "Where are we going to stay? If we don't have friends or relatives near here", thanks to some of our beneficiaries, Panchito came to AMANC, here we have seen his great progress in a very short time, now he can walking thanks to physiotherapy, her state of mind has improved remarkably with great attribution to emotional attention, in addition to facilitating a place to sleep, food, help with medications and studies, among some other supports.
We are very happy for Panchito's great progress, because his quality of life is improving day after day, we will continue to work very hard so that, like Panchito, many patients continue to get ahead.
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