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PNRC Mt Province recognizes blood donors

by Juliet B. Saley

Bontoc, Mt. Province (15 August) -- The Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) Mt. Province Chapter recently recognized a town mayor and eight other individuals for their contribution to the voluntary blood donors program.

According to Marcellius Diaz, Chapter Administrator of PNRC - Mt. Province Chapter Certificate of Recognition was awarded to Sabangan Mayor Donato Danglose for his full support to this program by issuing an executive order organizing its Municipal Blood Coordinating Council, the only municipality to organized such.

For donating blood three times or more, eight blood donors were given certificate of recognition during the Blood Donor's month culminating activity. These are Benjamin S. Chumacog, Rajiv C. Chupisna, Lloyd Gelacio, PO3 Silvano Chumawar Fagyan and PO3 Manuel Toc-oy Kadchao, Jr. all of Bontoc; James Dausi of Sabangan, Sixto Talastas of Barlig, and John Bomowey of Sagada.

In recognition of their support to the blood donors program, the Provincial Blood Coordinating Council (PBCC) gave a hospitalization certificate to each donor wherein he is entitled to a free hospitalization with a maximum of P3,000.00 which includes laboratory, x-ray, medicines and supplies. He must be admitted at the charity/service ward of Bontoc General Hospital.

This hospitalization certificate which is good until June 30, 2009 is non-transferrable, Diaz added.

Aside from the recognition, one of of the culminating activities in celebration of the Blood Donors Month being celebrated every month of July is the blood typing jointly conducted free in this municipality by the PNRC, Bontoc General Hospital, and the Luis Hora Memorial Hospital of Abatan, Bauko.

A total of 2,087 students of Xijen, Saint Vincent High School, Mt. Province General Comprehensive High School and the ROTC members were blood typed by a team of five Medical Technologists, three nurses and one Physician from the Bontoc General Hospital and three Medical Technologists from the Luis Hora Memorial Hospital.

15 ROTC members also donated blood of 45 cc each during the blood tyoing activity.

Diaz said the Luis Hora Memorial Hospital provided the supplies needed in the conduct of this activity which include blood bags, typing sera, slides, lancet, cotton and alcohol. (PIA-MP) [top]

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