Guv leads Blood Donors Month cel­e­bra­tion at Capi­tol

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GOV. Eu­ge­nio Jose Lac­son led in the Na­tional Blood Donors Month cel­e­bra­tion held at the Ne­gros Occ. Multi-pur­pose Ac­tiv­ity Cen­ter (NOMPAC) in Ba­colod City, Tues­day.

This year’s theme, “Safe blood for all”, aims to raise aware­ness about the uni­ver­sal need for safe blood in the de­liv­ery of health care and the crucial roles that vol­un­tary do­na­tions play in achiev­ing the goal of uni­ver­sal health cov­er­age.

The ac­tiv­ity, spear­headed by the Ne­gros First Provin­cial Blood Cen­ter, Provin­cial Health Of­fice, Co­ra­zon Loc­sin Mon­telibano Me­mo­rial Re­gional Hos­pi­tal, Philip­pine Red Cross, among oth­ers, started with a mo­tor­cade along the main streets of Ba­colod and fol­lowed by a pro­gram and blood do­na­tion ac­tiv­ity at NOMPAC.

Gov. Lac­son said that emer­gen­cies trigger in­creased de­mand for blood sup­ply, and to prevent a sig­nif­i­cant draw down of blood sup­ply, a well-or­ga­nized blood ser­vice is nec­es­sary to meet blood ne­ces­si­ties es­pe­cially in times of cri­sis.

He urged the LGUS, health of­fi­cers, blood donor re­cruit­ment of­fi­cers and co­or­di­na­tors, chiefs of hos­pi­tals, among oth­ers, to con­tinue to deepen the cam­paign for blood do­na­tion.

“The suc­cess or fail­ure of our en­deavor to save lives is de­pen­dent on our com­mit­ment and con­sis­tency in ad­vanc­ing our cause,” he said. Present in the ac­tiv­ity were Provin­cial Health Of­fi­cer Dr. Er­nell Tu­mim­bang, Provin­cial Blood Coun­cil Chair­man Dr. Erib­erto Layda, and rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the dif­fer­ent part­ners and stake­hold­ers, hos­pi­tals, lo­cal gov­ern­ment units, gov­ern­ment agen­cies, and non-gov­ern­ment or­ga­ni­za­tions.

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