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PIA Press Release
2008/11/27

Law enforcers donate blood to save more lives

ICC General Santos City (27 November) -- Police have proven that their existence is not only "to serve and protect" but also, if possible, to extend people's lives.

Some fifty-eight law enforcers here augmented the blood supply of the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) thru a massive blood-letting activity on Tuesday (Nov. 25).

Newly-installed regional director Police Chief Superintendent Fidel Cimatu Jr lauded blood donors who came mostly "from the ranks of personnel assigned in different units and offices in region 12."

He said the blood donation yielded a total volume of 36,000cc, which he considered a heartwarming gift of police personnel this Christmas season.

"What our uniformed men and women have completed is one of the most humane acts of volunteerism," he said.

The one-day blood donation drive was conducted at Police Regional Office 12 (PRO12) Headquarters in Tambler with a total of 94 registered prospect donors.

"The blood we give today will save precious lives tomorrow because by giving a part of ourselves, we allow others to live. I hope that the humble participation of the PNP will go a long way in advancing the goals of our national blood donation program," Cimatu added.

Earlier the Philippine National Police (PNP) sealed a memorandum of agreement with the Philippine Blood Center (PBC) under the Department of Health National Blood Services Program for nationwide bloodletting activities.

Police Senior Superintendent Danny Reyes, former regional police information officer now regional police community relations officer facilitated the blood donation activity.

He also thanked policemen who participated in the activity and encouraged others to get actively involved in the next scheduled round.

Recently PNP Chief Director General Jesus Ame Versoza himself led police officials and personnel at National Headquarters in Camp Crame, Quezon City for a whole-day blood donation drive activity.

He highlighted the importance of saving lives thru blood donation saying the blood they gave would extend the lives of many Filipinos who are in dire need of blood transfusion. (PIA SarGen) [top]

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