Benguet launches “100 Donors in 10 Minutes” blood extraction

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, July 13 (PIA) - - The Provincial Local Blood Council will launch the “100 Donors in 10 Minutes” simultaneous blood donation on July 31 highlighting Blood Donors Month.


The 100 donors coming from the various towns and other institutions will be gathered at the Municipal Gymnasium for blood extraction for a period of 10 minutes.

With the theme, “Be there for Someone Else, Give Blood…Share Life”, the event is geared towards the attainment of 100 percent voluntary blood donation, said Red Cross Benguet Chapter Administrator Oscar Paris.

It also underscores the “no replacement and no-paid donors” campaign. This is so so that blood will always be available in the facility when a client is in need without replenishing what has been withdrawn and that donation would be purely voluntary.

The Philippine Military Academy will provide the beds while a local hotel will provide the bed sheets to be used during the blood extraction.

Paris said they are continuously receiving commitments from all over the 13 municipalities, provincial government, academe, non-government organizations and institutional sectors as donors during the event. But they are still in need of phlebotomists or medical personnel trained to extract blood samples. He calls on those interested to visit or contact the Red Cross Chapter Office located at Benguet General Hospital Compound with telephone number (074) 422-2796 before July 25.

Each of the 13 towns has its own target of blood donation. More donors are encouraged to be part of the event even if it exceeds the 100 target of the day, he added.

Prior to the event, the council members and stakeholders will hold a motorcade at 8:30AM. It will take off from the Benguet General Hospital to Camp Dangwa towards Shilan then back to Buyagan to Pico and converge at the Municipal Gymnasium for the simultaneous blood extraction. (PIA Benguet)


Benguet Destinations

Strawberry Farm

La Trinidad is know to be the “Strawberry Capital of the Philippines” because of the strawberry fields. Visitors can experience strawberry picking and also taste different products made from strawberry like the strawberry ice cream and strawberry “taho”.

Asin Hot Springs

Located at the outskirts of the city of Baguio, this attraction gives it’s visitors the chance to indulge in serious relaxation. Asin Hot Springs has been knwon to do wonders for the mind, body and soul because of the spring’s natural minerals like sulfates, calcium and chloride.

BenCab Museum

The BenCab museum, located at KM 6. Asin Road, houses the permanent collection of Philippine National Artist Benedicto Cabrera (BenCab) in several galleries, as well as venues for art shows and exhibitions. The Philippine Contemporary Art Galleries highlight the artist’s collection of paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture. The smaller exhibition rooms contain other collections accumulated by BenCab through the years.

Bell Church

The home to beautiful landscaped gardens and intricately designed arches and buildings adorned with flags, bells and dragons. Bell church holds some artifacts about Buddhism and literatures about the history of China.

Mt. Pulag

Mt. Pulag is the highest peak in Luzon and the third highest in the Philippines which is 2,922 meters above sea level. The view from the top of Mt. Pulag never fails to amaze its climbers.

Kabayan Mummies

Also know as the Fire Mummies of the Philippines, the Kabayan Mummies are from the Ibaloi tribe of Benguet. This have been included in the 100 Most Endangered Sites in the World by a non-profit organization that focuses on the preservation of important historical monuments and sites.

Ambuclao Dam

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Rose Gardens

Rose lovers will surely be pleased with Rose Gardens. A famous tourist attraction located in La Trinidad. Here, you will find a large variety of roses, chrysanthemums and other ornamental plants.

Mt. Ugo

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Kalugong View Point

A trek to Mount Kalugong is something that adventure seekers and nature lovers woudn't miss. The Kalugong View Point will give you a breathtaking experience and a panoramic view of the La Trinidad Valley and ther villages.
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