The Philippine Red Cross conducted a series of bloodletting activities with their media partners, Eagle Broadcasting Corporation (EBC) and Manila Police District Press Corps (MPDPC), this month of love.
More than 170 blood units were collected from almost 400 participants who participated in the said both bloodletting initiatives.
Both organizations have been regularly supporting the Philippine Red Cross’ mission to address the growing need for blood supply in the country.
“Our heartfelt thanks to these two media organizations for their kind initiative to donate blood for our fellowmen. Be rest assured that your blood donation will contribute in our shared mission to save lives,” PRC Chairman Richard Gordon said.
This is the 2nd annual bloodletting activity initiated by Eagle Broadcasting Corporation following the success of its first blood donation campaign in August 2017. Among those who participated in the bloodletting drive were EBC employees, Society of Communicators and Networkers Inc (SCAN), and the students of New Era University.
On the other hand, it is the third annual bloodletting drive organized by the Manila Police District Press Corps., which was participated by members of the press, and contingents from the Philippine National Police.
Why did we continue this? It is a worthwhile project to initiate a bloodletting drive not only because it replenishes our blood and keeps us healthy, but also because it also saves lives,” MPDPC President Mer Layson said.
The Philippine Red Cross, as the foremost humanitarian organization in the country, has 103 chapters with two million volunteers nationwide that is always first, always ready, and always there to provide round-the- clock humanitarian assistance.
Aside from blood, PRC’s other services include disaster management, health, welfare, volunteer service, and Red Cross youth.