THE Department of Health (DOH) – CALABARZON (Ca-vite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) received various re-cognition during last week’s “Dugong Bayani Awards” for 2019 held at the Century Park Hotel, Pasay City, Manila.
Among the awards given by the National Voluntary Blood Program of the Philippine Blood Center were a plaque of recognition for conducting the highest number of mobile apheresis donation with accumulated collection of 125 single platelet-pheresis bags for 2019.
Also. a plaque of appreciation was also extended to the regional office for its support in promoting voluntary blood donation and conduct of World Blood Donor Day, National Blood Donor’s Month and ABS-CBN Blood Donation Project last 2019.
A Bronze Apheresis Galloner’s Award was given to one its employee, Mr. Domingo G. Berida, Jr. for his 15 times apheresis donation and his unstinted support and benevolent gesture in bringing hope and extending life to others.
“Blood donation is safe. It has saved countless of lives and patients of all ages including those involved in accidents, surgery, organ transplants and cancer,” Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo stated.
“Walang dapat ikatakot sa pagbibigay ng dugo dahil lahat ng ginamit na equipment ay sterile, walang risk of contracting any disease at within 24 hours you ody will replace the lost fluids and after ilang weeks ung red blood cells mo naman ang mapapalitan. Ligtas ito at hindi kayo mahahawaan ng anumang sakit,” he emphasized.
Health benefits of voluntary blood donation includes reduced risk of cancer and maintains good health. It also improves cardiovascular health and reduce obesity.
Among the awards being given are the Gawad Jose Rizal Award given to organizations who were able to donate 2,000 bags of blood in a year, the Gawad Marcelo H. Del Pilar Award for con-ducting mobile blood donation with accumulated blood of 200-299 blood units, the Gawad Apolinario Mabini award given to individual donors who donated more than bags of blood in a year, the Gawad Gabriela Silang Award for individuals who donated lesss than 100 bags in a year and the Gawad Lapu-Lapu Award for first time donors
The Philippine Blood Center is the award giving body of the DOH for different government agencies, private sectors, and individuals who had huge contributions to the agency’s blood donation campaign through its “Dugong Bayani Award held every year.|-BALIKAS News Network