The Department of Health (DOH)-7 spearheaded a “Walk for Life” on Saturday at the Fuente Osmena in Cebu City to promote blood donation and to close the celebration of July as National Blood Donation Month.
Dr. Sophia Mancao, head of the National Blood Services Voluntary Program (NBSVP) of DOH, said this is the first time they have initiated such an activity.
”Through this event, we may reach out to the public and remind them that blood is vital to our existence,” she said.
Other agencies, like the Philippine Red Cross, Rotary Club of Cebu, Department of Education, Department of Interior and Local Government, and the local government units in the cities of Cebu and Mandaue helped them in gathering blood donors.
The Vicente Sotto Medical Center, Talisay City Hospital, Mother and Child Hospital, and Chong Hua Hospital also supported the activity.
Students from Cebu Doctors’ University, University of Cebu and Southwestern University also participated in the activity.
Earlier, blood donor recruitment officer Randdall Angub said there is a scarcity of blood donors in Cebu City.
With the health agency’s target of 150 bags a day, they hope this would meet the need of blood supply for the increasing population of Cebu.
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