Villasis conducts blood letting activity

July 27, 2015 at 8:58 am Leave a comment

By Virgilio Sar. Maganes

VILLASIS- Just in time on the onset of rainy season when dengue becomes prevalent, the municipal government led by Mayor Libradita Go-Abrenica in coordination with Region I Medical Center (R1MC), conducted a blood letting activity last July 11 at the Municipal Health Office (MHO).

Mayor Abrenica said the activity is being conducted annually to support the blood bank of R1MC and to have a steady blood supply for patients needing blood transfusion, particularly the victims of dengue.

“I am thankful to the blood donors who heeded to my call to donate their blood that will be used to extend lives of patients. I hope more volunteer-donors will participate in our future activity such as this one,” she said.

Robert T. Fabro, a MHO medical technologist who spearheaded the Mobile Blood Donation Program of the town said the activity is done twice a year. He also thanked the voluntary blood donors.

Medical staff of R1MC conducted pre-screening of donors whose blood samples were tested for malaria, human-immuno virus (HIV), syphilis, hepatitis B and C.

Fabro said that 78 volunteers were accepted as blood donors and were provided with control number cards that they can present whenever they need blood supply and for faster transaction.

The donors were also given certificates of appreciation while the first 30 donors were given free T-shirts courtesy of the municipal government.

The blood letting activity was participated in by civic organizations such as the Philippine Guardians Brotherhood, Inc. (PGBI), Pandoyocan Chapter, Delta Communication Group (DELTACOM) and the United Ilocandia Civic Action Group (UI-CAG).

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