During the morning of January 10, 2013, there was another blood donation campaign among ALERT's collaborators. This campaign was organized with the Porto Blood Center of the Portuguese Blood Institute.
There was a relaxed atmosphere, the mood was good among the 33 blood donors and there were 18 donations. Additionally there was a blood sample collection campaign for the Portuguese Bone Marrow Donors Registry (CEDACE).
Blood is vitally precious and yet, to date, no artificial replacement has been found for this fluid. All citizens may, in case of need, depend upon the blood donations from those who contribute towards the maintenance of blood services in hospitals. Donating blood is an essential act of citizenship and of social responsibility.