May 25, 2016
Hello! We've started a blood donors data base named "Red de Amigos Yara" here in Lima, Perú. Our mayor goal is to help low income cancer patients to get the blood they own the hospital.
For start, Lima is the only city in Perú that have quality hospitals to treat cancer. So, many, MANY people leave everything in their hometowns to travel to a city where they have no homes, jobs or family. Parents, children, sibilings of the patients are often living in the hospitals halls, or in shelters, that are supported by volunteers and donations. If that's not hard enough to the families of cancer patients, they also have to seek for blood donors to return to the hospitals the same amount the patient needed for treatment or cirugy. Not knowing anyone in town, make this a really difficult task to accomplish, and many times, treatments are delayed because of lack of blood donors.
So, to help families and patients, we created this group with a data base, where potencial blood donors can register and will be noticed when a patient is need of their blood type. We coordinate blood donation date and accompany the donor though the process. In this 3 months we've been working, we've realized there is a lot to do, and we may need constant money donations to get through the day.
As in other countries, there is the option that firms and companies can donate a part of their taxes to non-profit organizations, so our goal is been able to receive that help. To be elegible, we need to be registered in the national goverment as a non-profit organization, but that costs near $400,00. To many people thats not a lot of money, but to us, it actually is. That's why we are asking for help. Help us be an official non-profit organization, so we can help many cancer patients get their so needed blood donors.