PHOTO CAPTION: For Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson (left), a stable blood supply is critical especially in an ongoing pandemic./iNEWS (Photo: Negros Occidental Capitol PIO)
BACOLOD CITY–In line with the National Blood Donors’ Month this July, the Provincial Health Office and Negros First Provincial Blood Center conducted a bloodletting activity at the Capitol Social Hall today, July 29, with the theme, “Give Blood and Keep the World Beating”.
Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson said that there is a need for a constant and stable supply of blood throughout the year, especially in this time of crisis.
He added that blood donation remains to be the only way of providing blood, and engaging blood donors, the only lifeline.
“A well-organized blood service is incumbent if we are to meet the varied blood necessities of the province. As what I always emphasize with regard to the importance of blood donation: blood is something that cannot be manufactured,” the governor pointed out.
“Now that we are in the course of this pandemic, the need to prevent a significant drawdown in blood supply has become more critical, particularly because of the decrease in blood collection over the past year,” he also said.
Lacson thanked the Negros First Provincial Blood Center, LGUs, health officers, blood donor recruitment officers and coordinators, chiefs of hospitals, and NGOs, for their collective effort and support for the activity.
Also present at the event were Board Member Agustin Ernesto Bascon and Provincial Health Officer Dr. Ernell Tumimbang. (Eugene Y. Adiong/iNEWS-Bacolod/Negros Bureau)