Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - It is a daily battle searching for blood for critical patients in all of our local hospitals.
Did you know that in Mexico, less than 20% of the population donates blood voluntarily? And nearly every FOUR SECONDS someone needs blood? Did you know that if you donate blood, you are banking blood for yourself? This affects everyone - especially people with rare blood types.
Please consider donating the Gift of Life.
A young man from the United States, who is a member of ExPats in Vallarta, was involved in a terrible accident last week in Puerto Vallarta and is currently in very critical condition and in need of O positive blood.
The reserves of this blood type in Puerto Vallarta are very low. If you or anyone you know, has O positive blood and meets the Conditions To Donate (link below), please consider donating at the Marina San Javier Hospital Blood Bank across from the cruise ship terminal.
The Blood Bank is located on the 2nd floor of the hospital. Simply indicate that you are donating for Jeremy Bakken, a patient in the Vallarta Medical Center, and show government issued ID or passport for foreigners.Blood Donation requirements in Mexico are different than in the United States and Canada, but the rules have been relaxed for healthy people who want to donate. Click HERE for blood donation requirements.