ŻAK Members join to donate blood
On the occasion of World Youth Day which is celebrated on Palm Sunday by the Catholic Church, members of Żgħażagħ Azzjoni Kattolika (ŻAK) joined forces in order to donate blood. On Sunday the 13th of April ten ŻAK members met at 9.30am at the Blood Donation Unit in G’Mangia.
World Youth Day (WYD) has been celebrated since 1984. Back then, over 300,000 young people from around the world responded to the invitation of His Holiness Pope John Paul II for an International Jubilee of youth in St. Peter’s square. The WYD is a celebration of Catholic faith dedicated especially to young people, to encourage and inspire them throughout their journey as disciples of Jesus.
In order to carry out such a mission, ŻAK's public relations team felt the need to organise a Blood Donation Drive. It is well-known that people today have a busy lifestyle and may not find the time or even be motivated to donate blood. However, these young people decided to find time to donate blood for the benefit of those in need.
ŻAK is a branch of the Maltese Catholic Action and its fundamental purpose is to provide programs of spiritual, social and personal development. The aim of this process is to affirm an individual in his or her proper identity and involve him or her in relationship with God and others. More information can be found on www.zakmalta.org.