World Blood Donor Day 2022: PH Red Cross still one of the country’s major blood suppliers
With this year’s theme “Donating blood is an act of solidarity. Join the effort and save lives”, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) celebrates World Blood Donor Day, today June 14.
As one of the major suppliers of blood and blood products in the country, the PRC National Blood Services (NBS) continuously delivers adequate, safe, and quality blood supply to the most vulnerable. This year, the PRC has already collected 159,686 blood units and dispensed 169,799 blood units to 96,567 patients.
“Sa pagdiriwang natin ng World Blood Donor Day, taos-puso kong pinasasalamatan ang lahat ng ating mga donors. Mula noong 1947 hanggang ngayon, ang Red Cross ang isa sa mga nangunguna pagdating sa blood services. Kaya naman, mas marami tayong naihahandog sa ating mga kababayang nangangailangan ng ating serbisyo,” PRC Chairman and CEO Richard Gordon said.
Chairman Gordon encourages healthy individuals to donate blood regularly in 100 facilities of PRC as this act saves lives as well as promotes the donor’s own health.
In the pipeline for access and blood donations and blood requests, the PRC is expanding its network of blood facilities by establishing more units in strategic areas. For immediate assistance, the blood delivery system is also offered to patients.
To know more about the blood services and details of today’s event, email us at [email protected] or contact (02) 790-2300 local 931/932/935. The PRC Blood Call Center which accommodates blood requests and inquiries nationwide may be reached by dialing 143.