In case of emergencies like serious health problems, accidents, fire, earthquake and other natural calamities, blood is very precious to save one’s life. Everyday thousands of Filipinos are in need of blood. Blood deposits in our blood banks are getting scarce. There has to be an adequate supply of safe and quality blood to respond the emergency needs of our people. A decision to donate blood can save up to 3 lives.
The Rural Health Unit of Tubigon headed by Dr. Bob Bernabe Batausa in cooperation with the medical team from Celestino Gallares Memorial Hospital organized a bloodletting activitylast November 27 held at Tubigon Cultural and Sports Complex.
It is a regular activity by the RHU and CGMH with the vision to help the adequacy of the hospital’s safe blood supply.
LGU officials and employees take their time for the blood donation. Out of 57 volunteers who intend to donate blood, only 42 were extracted 500cc each and 15 of them did not pass the screening. Dr. Batausa himself led the bloodletting by donating his own precious blood.
The process of blood extraction took an average of 30 minutes. The volunteers were advised to drink a lot of water and alcohol intake is prohibited within 48 hours from extraction. The successful blood donors were given blood donor cards from CGMH and they were instructed that they could present the card in case they will need it.
Blood donation is not detrimental to your health. Instead, it will make a good blood circulation in the body. It stimulates the production of new cells and helps balance the iron level of the body. Health wise, the blood donor will gain a lot of benefit to his personal health. At the same time, the single drop of blood you gave can extend the lives of other people.