Pampanga Capitol employees donate blood to save life

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- At least 63 employees of the provincial government and attached offices voluntarily donated their blood in a regular bloodletting activity the other day at the Provincial Health Office (PHO) here.

The bloodletting is a pet project of Governor Lilia Pineda, Vice- Governor Dennis Pineda and the provincial employees for the benefit of pregnant women needing bags of blood during the time of delivery and operation or in case of emergency.

The activity was facilitated by the PHO in cooperation with Pampanga Medical Specialist Hospital (PMHS).

The donors were employees from the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO), Nurse sa Nayon, Philippine National Police (PNP) and other offices.

This year's theme, "Give Blood for Those Who Give Life" culminated Women's Month celebration.

Maria Katrina G. Zapanta, provincial voluntary blood program coordinator said donors were screened by Dr. Johnny Mangulabnan, medical officer III from Ricardo Rodriguez Memorial Hospital, Annex Bacolor to find out if they are fit for blood extraction.

She also said the extracted bags of blood will be deposited at PMSH's blood bank, being the partner hospital of PHO.

During the activity, donors were also given free glucose test and complete blood count as a sign of gratidtude. (Aida B. Bungue/Pampanga PIO)

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