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so so that blood will always be available in the facility when a client is in need without replenishing what has been withdrawn and that donation would be purely voluntary.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)