BUENAVISTA, Marinduque — The Buenavista Rural Health Unit (RHU) has collected 50 bags of blood from its bloodletting drive held on Friday, April 22.
The activity which is in line with Republic Act No. 7719 also known as the National Blood Services Act of 1994 was spearheaded by Dr. Eleanor May Grate, municipal health officer of Buenavista RHU alongside with the Mobile Blood Donation (MBD) team from Provincial Health Office and Marinduque Provincial Hospital.
All blood donors go through a pre-donation screening, temperature, weight, pulse rate and blood pressure check in order to examine the capability of donating blood. Successful donors were checked by medical professionals for blood tests.
With the help of volunteers and donors from local government, army reservists, DepEd personnel, Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) students from Marinduque State College and members of Tau Gamma Pi and Alpha Kappa Rho, the program has managed to collect said number bags of blood.
According to Dr. Grate, the activity aims to collect a sufficient supply of blood in order to meet the needs of Marinduquenos.
She added that the program was organised to be able to create public awareness and to let every volunter informed that the blood mass donation is a humanitarian act.
” As what the popular quote says, not all heroes wear capes, others donate blood. Everyone can be a hero by donating blood. Giving blood gives a gift of life,” the RHU chief concluded. — Marinduquenews.com
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