Fernandinos urged to donate blood
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO— In line with the city’s agenda “Malusog na Fernandino, Masiglang Pamumuhay ay sigurado,” the City Government of San Fernando conducted its third blood-letting project dubbed “Dugo Ko, Karugtong ng Buhay Mo” on September 15.
Organized by the City Health Office in partnership with Jose B. Lingad Regional Memorial Hospital, the activity was participated in by local government unit employees and uniformed personnel of the Philippine National Police and Bureau of Fire Pr ot ect i on.
Blood Nurse Coordinator Cynthia Marie Fabian said the city targets to collect blood bags equivalent to the one percent of the city’s population every year.
“Mahigit 3,000 po ang kailangan nating makolekta para mapunan yung pangangailangan natin sa dugo dito sa buong syudad pero hindi po natin naabot ito dahil konti lang yung mga nagdodonate,” she added.
In an interview, Mayor Edwin “EdSa” Santiago urged all physically qualified Fernandinos to donate blood and make it a regular habit as this is beneficial not only to the recipient but also to the donor.
the government commits itself to designing and implementing appropriate policies, programs, and projects for the next six years that will bring the Philippines closer to what we Filipinos envision our country to be,” Santos furthered.
Since there is still much to be done, the government needs all the support and help it can get from various sectors and stakeholders.
Santos challenged the public to be part, not only of the visioning, but also to work hard and serve as active partners for change in turning this vision into concrete actions.
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