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Press Release/ 2 June 2022 

As part of the celebration of ‘World Blood Donor Day 2022’ (WBDD 2022), the Department of Health Center for Health Development CaLaBaRZon (DOH CHD CALABARZON) will conduct another series of Blood Donation Activities in the region for the entire month of June with the theme: "Donating blood is an act of solidarity. Join the effort and save lives," in partnership with Quezon Medical Center (QMC), Gender and Development CaLaBaRZon, Quezon Provincial Government, Integrated Provincial Health Office of Quezon and Alagang Kapatid Foundation Inc. 

“The blood donation activity is a continuing advocacy and commitment of DOH-CALABARZON to provide safe blood supply to many patients requiring transfusion,” Regional Director Ariel I. Valencia said.

“Providing safe and adequate blood supply through blood donation activities should be a fundamental part of every country’s National Health Care Policy. Matutugunan nito ang malaking pangangailan ng dugo sa ating bansa, dahil tanging dugo lang din ang kapalit kapag kailangan kayong salinan ,” he added.

This year’s campaign aims to raise awareness of the urgent need to increase the availability of safe blood for use wherever and whenever needed to save a life, as envisioned in Universal Health Care, where governments and development partners support implementing measures to improve health service delivery.

The month-long activity will start on June 2 at Mulanay Covered Court, Poblacion 1, Mulanay, Quezon followed by an apheresis donation at DOH CHD4A Regional Office, QMMC Compound, P. Tuazon, Project 4, Quezon City on June 10. 

Below is the complete list of the Blood Donation Activities this month:

  • Mulanay Covered Court, Poblacion 1, Mulanay, Quezon- June 2 

  • DOH CHD4 A Regional Office, QMMC Compound, P. Tuazon, Project 4, Quezon City (Apheresis Donation)- June 10.

  • Buenavista Municipal Function Hall, Buenavista, Quezon- June 9, 2022

  • San Juan Gymnasium, Taytay, Rizal- June 10, 2022 

  • Los Banos, Laguna- June 11, 2022 

  • 2nd Floor Tower Mall, Trece Martires City, Cavite- June 13, 2022

  • Lipa City Youth and Cultural Center, Lipa City, Batangas- June 14, 2022 

  • Quezon Convention Center, Lucena, Quezon- June 16, 2022

  • TV5 Media Center, Reliance St., Mandaluyong- June 17, 2022

  • Tanay Gymnasium, Tanay, Rizal- June 17, 2022

  • Batangas Police Provincial Office J.P., Laurel Highway Camp Malvar, Batangas City- June 17, 2022

  • 5th Field Artillery Battalion, Army Artillery Regiment Philippine Army, Tanay, Rizal- June 18, 2022 

  • Iglesia Ni Cristo, Lokal ng Lucena, Quezon- June 18, 2022

  • Talisay RHU, Poblacion 5, Talisay, Batangas- June 23, 2022

  • Mendez Covered Court, Mendez, Cavite- June 24, 2022

  • General Trias, Cavite- June 29, 2022 

Blood collected will be donated to the following recipients, including General Emilio Aguinaldo Memorial (GEAM) Hospital, Philippine General Hospital (PGH), San Pablo Medical Colleges (SPMC), Calamba Medical Center (CMC), Batangas Medical Center (BatMC), Philippine Red Cross, and NL Villa Memorial Medical Center.

“We would like to commend every individual who donated blood; you are all doing a noble humanitarian act that contributes to saving the lives of thousands of patients who need a blood transfusion,” Valencia emphasized.

"In every drop of BLOOD donated, there is a life saved, so let us donate blood and save lives,” he  concluded.

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Blood Donation Activity held at Mulanay Covered Court, Poblacion 1, Mulanay, Quezon on June 2, 2022