DA-RFU 13 supports PNRC blood donation drive
by Aurell P. Arais
Butuan City (23 February) -- Department of Agriculture Regional Field Unit 13 (DA-RFU 13) strongly supports the drive of the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) for blood donation campaign.
The support was manifested by allowing personnel from PNRC Butuan City/Agusan del Norte Chapter to utilize the DA lobby as venue for the recently held blood donation drive.
A dozen of DA personnel responded on the campaign by donating their blood for about 450 cc each.
Other personnel also availed the services of PNRC such as free taking of blood pressure (BP) and blood type.
Seven staff from PNRC Butuan City/Agusan del Norte Chapter composed the team headed by Soljin M. Robles, Registered Medical Technologist (RMT).
In an interview, Robles explained that a person who donates blood will received a card and may use it anytime to avail free blood from their office on an emergency situation.
Donating blood is a healthy practice to keep healthy blood cells in the body produced by bone marrow. (RAFID-DA-13/PIA-Caraga) [top]