Saturday July 21, 2018

Rotary Clubs conduct grand bloodletting activity in Davao

THE Rotary Clubs of District 3860 under Area 2-A, B, C and E namely, RC Waling-Waling Davao as the lead club, RC Davao, RC North Davao, RC Davao 2000, RC Matina, RC Pag-Asa, RC Sta Ana, RC East Davao, RC West Davao, RC Central Davao, RC South Davao, RC Downtown, RC South Digos, RC Calinan, RC Toril and RC Samal conducted their annual bloodletting activity dubbed “One Rotary, One District Grand Bloodletting” last Saturday, August 05, 2017 at the Gig Oca Robles Seamen’s Hospital, R. Castillo St., Agdao, Davao City from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

RCWWD’s President Elect Marilou M. Baarde is this year’s Working Chair in coordination with Past President (PP) Norma Pereyras of RC Tagum Golden Laces who is District 3860 Bloodletting Chairperson. Rotary’s partners-in-service are the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC), Davao Del Norte Chapter and the Gig Oca Robles Seamen’s Hospital who for the past years have extended their partnership in service of the community. Volunteer doctors from the Southern Philippine Medical Center (SPMC) were also present to assist in the screening of the donors.

The event had donors coming from the Philippine Army, Philippine Airforce, Philippine Navy and the Philippine National Police through President Ariel Potian of RC North Davao with the assistance of his members. Other donors were fellow Rotarians and friends.

A total of 197 volunteers were screened and 127 bags of blood were collected.

Past President of RCWWD, AG Maribel Vilela introduced the District Officers during the short opening program. District Governor Art O. Tan recognized the participation of the different Rotary Clubs present and the partners-in-service by handing out certificates. President Eliza Lapiña of RCWWD gave the closing remarks.

This yearly event hopes to encourage more donors and ensure blood supply for those in need. (Rotarian Marilou M. Baarde)