ABOUT 75 bags of blood were gathered during the first bloodletting activity conducted by the Office of the City Prosecutor in Mati City (OCP-Mati City), Davao Oriental on November 27.
The bloodletting activity organized by City Prosecutor Oliver N. Saniel was dubbed as Yang Lipanog Ko, Kasandugan Mo (My Blood Can Save You). It aims to provide blood readily available for the constituents of the City of Mati.
"This [is] also [in] response to the critically rising emergency cases of Dengue Fever and other illnesses which would require immediate availability of blood," the OCP-Mati City said in a statement.
Around 132 volunteer blood donors participated in the activity, which was composed of personnel from the Davao Oriental Provincial Police Office, Reservists of Army Reserve Command under 1104th CDC 11th RCDG, criminology students from Mati Polytechnic College, Reserve Officers Training Corp (ROTC) Cadets from Davao Oriental State College of Science and Technology (DOSCST) Criminology Program, and employees from the ER Mall.
The activity is in partnership with the City Health Office-Mati City under Dr. Ben Hur G. Catbagan Jr. together with other officials and staff, Davao Oriental Red Cross, 1104th Davao Oriental Community Defense Center-11th Regional Community Defense Group (CDC-RCDG) headed by director LTC Ronie I. Morimoto, and Davao Oriental Provincial Police Office headed by provincial director PCOL Marcial Mariano P. Magistrado VI.