Blood donation campaign by Elite Sports Triathlon team
With the 2016 local triathlon season well and truly over, the recently formed Elite Sports Triathlon team have decided to wrap up the satisfactory end of their first season with the organisation of a Blood Donation Campaign aptly titled Save Lives.
Whilst the name Elite Sports Triathlon team might not ring so familiar, the driving force behind it needs no introduction. Dr. Danica Bonello Spiteri, who manages and coaches the team has clocked up a substantial amount of accolades and titles in the triathlon scene over the past 20 years – both on a local and international level.
“We have all been gifted with the gift of life as well as enjoying excellent health that allows us to practice our beloved sport. The month of October will be an off season for us, where we will not be training to allow ourbodies and minds to rest and recover,” explained Bonello Spiteri. “As a team we felt that this is the right time to give back something precious and life-saving to people in less fortunate circumstances than ourselves - something that cannot be bought with money or created by man.”
Save Lives will take place on Sunday 23 October from 9am to noon at the Blood Donation Unit at St. Luke’s Hospital in G’Mangia.
“Being totally honest, I have never donated blood but being in the medical profession, it is not the first time that I ordered it for my patients at Mater Dei Hospital. Donating blood saves lives and brings hope,” added Bonello Spiteri.
Those interested in participating in the Save Lives campaign are to be in general good health. If donating for the first time, donors are to be aged between 18 and 63 years of age. 17 year olds must have parental/guardian consent. There is a number of criteria that donors should be aware of and all information can be found via the link below.
More information about the campaign can be obtained by contacting Dr Bonello Spiteri via email on firstname.lastname@example.org
About Elite Sports Triathlon Team
Elite Sports Triathlon team welcomes athletes of all levels. The training approach focuses on preparing each athlete with an elite approach type of mindset, irrespective of the level the athlete is racing at.
Training concentrates on attention to detail and quality rather than quantity training.
Members of the Elite Sports Triathlon team are given opportunities for exposure to local and international triathlon races which include on and off road racing.
The team is led, managed and coached by Danica Bonello Spiteri, who has been on the local and international scene for over 20 years.
Marius Vizer, right, presenting the gold medal to Prime Minister Joseph Muscat Maria Vella-Gera