Wednesday, 06 June 2012 12:09
The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) is set to celebrate the World Blood Donors Day on June 14, at the compound of the Red Cross at Pettit Barracks.
The theme for this year’s World Blood Donors Day Celebration is “Every Blood Donor is a Hero.”
PNRC Zamboanga City Chapter Administrator Victor Liozo Jr. said that “This celebration gives importance to the blood donors, diila se diya.”
The occasion will start with a motorcade around the main though affair of the city, then a short program will follow at the Western Mindanao State University (WMSU) Gym and a blood donation.
At WMSU, a forum on the importance of blood will be conducted where the speaker will be the Blood Center Manager Dr. Kelly Geronimo.
The PRC’s Pledge 25, galloners, and walk in blood donors are also expected to donate blood.
For those who are willing to donate their blood may go to the office of the Red Cross Zamboanga City Chapter located at Petit Baracks.
The advantages of donating blood are its like change oil because of blood donation the bone marrow is simulated to produce new red blood cells, which will make our blood forming organs function more effectively, for personal health free check up of blood type, blood pressure and physical examination by the doctor.
Qualified to donate blood are those 18 to 65 years old, weighing 50 kilogram with normal blood pressure, and hemoglobin count not less than 125 gm/ml.
The PRC and the Zamboanga City Medical Center are the only authorized blood banks here in this city. However, the people mostly depend on the PRC for their blood needs.
One of the PRC’s six major services includes blood program, Red Cross Youth, community health and nursing services, disaster management services, safety services and social services.
by: R.G. A A. Go
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