By: Bennie A. Recebido
SORSOGON CITY, April 15 (PIA) – Twenty four (24) units of blood were extracted from Philippine National Police (PNP) volunteers in the recent Mobile Blood Donation activity conducted here by the Bicol Regional Blood Center of the Department of Health Center for Health Development under its National Voluntary Blood Services program.
Sorsogon Police Provincial Office Public Relations Officer Police Chief Inspector Nonito F. Marquez said the activity which was held at the Provincial Headquarters Bldg. of Camp Salvador C Escudero Sr. in Sorsogon City were participated in by PNP personnel from the different Municipal Police Stations across the province, Sorsogon City Police Station and Sorsogon Provincial Public Safety Company who voluntarily donated their blood to save other’s lives.
“Considered as one of the health partners to provide quality and safe blood supply, the Sorsogon Police Provincial Office under the leadership of OIC Provincial Director PSSupt Ramon S. Ranara conducted bloodletting activity in partnership with the DOH,” said PCI Marquez.
Present during the activity were representatives from the Bicol Regional Blood Center and Dr. Marlon Gapayao, the Provincial Blood Coordinator of Sorsogon Provincial Hospital.
The DOH has continuously been promoting its blood donation campaign in order to have a sufficient number of people willing and are able to donate blood that would satisfy the numerous need of blood specifically in the hospitals.
Its legal basis is anchored on the Republic Act No. 7719, also known as the National Blood Services Act of 1994 which promotes voluntary blood donation to provide sufficient supply of safe blood and to regulate blood banks.
Both the DOH and the PNP is hoping that many individuals, not only PNP and uniformed men and women, will become regular voluntary unpaid donors to guarantee sufficient supply of safe blood and to meet the national blood necessities. (BARecebido, PIA Sorsogon)