Quarterly blood donation drive eyed in Lapu-Lapu

By: Futch Anthony Inso - Multimedia Correspondent - CDN Digital | March 14,2021 - 05:53 PM
BLOOD DONATION DRIVE. A blood donor (left) receives five kilos of rice and canned goods from the Lapu-Lapu City Social Welfare Development Office after participating on the March 13, blood donation drive of the city government.

A blood donor (left) receives five kilos of rice and canned goods from the Lapu-Lapu City Social Welfare Development Office after participating on the March 13, blood donation drive of the city government. | Photo courtesy of Cindi Chan

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City government plans to conduct a quarterly blood donation drive.

Cindi Chan, chairperson of the City Tourism Cultural and Historical Commission, said that this would be done to cope with the demand for patients, who would need blood, in the city.

“Wan-a man gud ta’y supply gud. Nihit na gyud kaayo ba. So sakto ra gyud to nga kuan ug mas maayo gani nga every quarter mag-blood donation drive gyud ta,” Chan said.

(We don’t have enough supply of blood. It is so scarce. So it is proper to do it that every quarter we have a blood donation drive.)

Chan is also a board of directors of the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) in Lapu-Lapu City and Cordova Chapter.

BLOOD DONATION DRIVE. Cindi Chan (center), a member of the board of directors of the Philippine Red Cross in Lapu-Lapu City and Cordova Chapter, and Annabeth Cuizon (left), Lapu-Lapu City Social Welfare and Development Office chief, and a member of the Red Cross organize the blood donation drive on Saturday, March 13. | Photo courtesy of Cindi Chan

Cindi Chan (center), a member of the board of directors of the Philippine Red Cross in Lapu-Lapu City and Cordova Chapter, and Annabeth Cuizon (left), Lapu-Lapu City Social Welfare and Development Office chief, help organize the blood donation drive on Saturday, March 13. | Photo courtesy of Cindi Chan

On Saturday, March 13, 2021, the city government has conducted a blood donation campaign, in relation to the celebration of Women’s Month. The activity was in partnership with the PRC.

She said that they successfully collected 75 bags of blood, out of 97 individuals who signed up for their registration form.

Chan also revealed that the majority of the donors yesterday were women.

“Kadaghanan babaye ang successful nga naka-donate,” she said, adding that there were also policemen and tricycle drivers who participated in the blood donation campaign.

(Women were mostly the ones who successfully donated their blood.)

Successful blood donors also receive food packs, composed of 5 kilograms of rice and canned goods, from the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO).

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