CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- A total of 135 policemen of from the Regional Public Safety Battalion (RPSB) became blood donors during the blood-letting activity Tuesday at the Camp Olivas Multi-Purpose Hall.

The activity was part of the Police Regional Office (PRO) in Central Luzon’s 15th Police Community Relations Month. The police was assisted by the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) and the Pampanga Kapanalig Lion’s Club.

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According to Jose Velez, president of Pampanga Kapanalig Lion’s Club, the event aimed to help people who are in need of blood.

“Ang importance ng event na ito ay para makatulong sa mga nangangailangan. Alam mo naman araw-araw ang mga hospital nangangailangan sila. We are expecting to have more than 100 donors until 1:00 pm. Nagpapasalamat kami na nakahanap kami ng mga donors,” he said.

The volunteers donated 250 cubic centimeter of blood each. Alyssa Mae Sarmiento, Red Cross Regional Volunteer Instructor, said that the PNRC plays the role of maintaining blood safety. The policemen, she said, have already been donating before.

“Bibibigyan namin sila ng papel bago sumalang. Parang agreement siya na dapat nilang i-fill out. Dapat qualified sila. Dapat hindi sila gutom at kumpleto dapat and tulog. Pagkatapos makuhanan ng dugo, pinagpapahinga namin sila at pinapakain, pinapainom para bumalik agad iyung energy na nawala sa kanila. We do this to build relationships and help people. Kasi kami, we are more of service and not monetary,” she said.

Inspector Jennifer Balubal said that the activity is conducted throughout Central Luzon.