CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Fernandinos on Friday volunteered to donate blood to save lives of others in emergency situations.

The City Health Office and the Jose B. Lingad Regional Memorial Hospital partnered for the bloodletting at the city hall atrium, as part of the celebration of 17th Cityhood Charter Anniversary or Kaganapan 2018.

Dubbed “Dugo Mo, Karugtong ng Buhay Ko” the annual activity aims to collect more in blood bags to use in case of emergencies. This was participated by the members of the Philippine National Police, Bureau of Fire Protection and some government employees.

Mayor Edwin Santiago stressed that blood donation is the most substantial contribution that every Fernandino can contribute towards to save others’ lives.

“Ang saya sa pakiramdam na pagkatapos mong mag-donate ng dugo ay alam mong nakatulong kang maIligtas ang buhay ng isang tao. Kaya naman hinihikayat ko ang lahat na mag-donate ng kanilang dugo dahil wala namang mawawala kung paglalaanan natin ito ng kaunting panahon. Maiigi ito sa inyong kalusugan at makakatulong ka pa sa iyong kapwa,” Santiago said.

The city mayor furthered that one of the city’s top priority programs is to ensure the health of the Fernandinos.

“Marami tayong isinasagawang mga aktibidad at programa patungkol sa kalusugan dahil gusto natin na mabuhay ang lahat ng masigla at masaya dahil naniniwala ako na ang pagkakaroon ng malusog na mamamayan ay siya ring daan sa pagkakaroon ng maunlad na pamayanan,” Santiago added.