San Julian donates blood to Red Cross-A A +A
Friday, July 13, 2012
BORONGAN CITY -- The local government of San Julian, Eastern Samar, under its program "Project Matahom," initiated a bloodletting activity where it produced some 20 bags of blood to be donated to the Red Cross.
Town Mayor George Erroba said the bloodletting was conducted primarily for people to be able to know their blood type, which is vitally important.
"It is important for a person to know his blood type because in times of emergencies especially that dengue fever is prevalent during the rainy season, medical intervention could be quickly administered," Mayor Erroba said.
"And we would want to share our part, no matter how small it may be, in the Red Cross' cause to gather and deposit more and more blood in their blood bank, so they could help save more and more lives," he added.
Erroba shared 500cc bags of his blood while five village chiefs, councilmen, the military, and municipal employees likewise donated blood.
San Julian, some 21 kilometers north of Borongan City, recently gained success in its endeavor to improve the lives of its people.
Under "Project Matahom," the local government unit (LGU) has established several important infrastructures like farm-to-market roads, water system, and sanitation facilities, among others.
"Matahom" project involved the town's stakeholders from the academe, health workers, retirees, and the barangays officials in the planning stage.
Erroba said that in each of the group's workshop, problems were identified and from there, sub-programs and activities were identified.
Education is also one of Mayor Erroba's priority agenda. He has continued to maintain 2,000 high school and elementary scholars who likewise were able to avail of free transportation services.
Recently, the LGU, in partnership with Terre des Hommes, provided school children with raincoats, umbrellas, and school supplies.
A foreign-funded institution, Terre des Hommes has always been a generous partner of the LGU. (Leyte Samar Daily Express)