Mayor Edmarc Crisologo volunteered to be first person to donate blood while Dr. Neil Jose was the last to donate in the bloodletting activity conducted by the Provincial Health Office (PHO) and the Philippine Red Cross -Abra Chapter with the Philippine Association of Medical Technologists, Inc., Abra Provincial Hospital, Bangued Christian Hospital, Seares Hospital and the Provincial Department of Health Office.
“When we had a blood donor recruitment in the different barangays, I promised them to be the last one to donate because I have to set an example. Now I am here donating my blood.” Dr. Jose said.
A total of 35 blood units were collected from the said bloodletting activity.
The MBD promotes voluntary blood donation to provide sufficient supply of safe blood in the province.
Dr. Lilibeth B. Martin, Provincial Blood Program Coordinator, encouraged all the punong barangay officials and barangay councilors to be the first ones to donate blood and be the role models to their constituents.
Martin emphasized that the MBD program is not just the program of the DOH, the Abra Provincial Hospital, the Philippine Red Cross or the LGUs, but is each and everyone’s program. “This is our program so let us support this for all the people of Abra because in here, we are one,” she said. (JDP/XADC/CAGT – PIA CAR, Abra)
By Xandro Alexander Carino