The Negros Occidental Provincial Health Office and Negros First Provincial Blood Center spearheaded a bloodletting activity with the theme, “Give Blood and Keep the World Beating” at the Capitol Social Hall in Bacolod City, July 29.
The activity is in line with the National Blood Donors’ Month this July.
Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson said that there is a need for constant and stable supply of blood throughout the year especially in this time of crisis.
He also said that blood donation remains to be the only way of providing blood, and engaging blood donors remains to be the only lifeline.
“A well-organized blood service is incumbent if we are to meet the varied blood necessities of the province. As what I always emphasize with regard to the importance of blood donation, blood is something that cannot be manufactured,” Lacson said.
“Now that we are in the course of this pandemic, the need to prevent a significant draw down of blood supply has become more critical, not to mention the decrease of blood collection over the past year,” he added.
Present in the activity were Board Member Agustin Ernesto Bascon and Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Ernell Tumimbang, among others.
Lacson thanked the Negros First Provincial Blood Center, LGUs, health officers, blood donor recruitment officers and coordinators, chiefs of hospitals, and NGOs, for the collective effort and support to the activity.*