(Metro News) Navotas urges residents to donate blood to worthwhile institutions

July 21, 2009 9:59 pm 

MANILA, July 22 — Navotas Mayor Tobias Tiangco spearheaded the coastal city’s observance of “Blood Donor’s Month” by asking his constituents to donate blood to needy patients and reputable institutions like the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) and medical institutions.

“Bloodletting is a manifestation of man’s willingness to sacrifice for others and an act of true public service that is geared towards the promotion of love to our less-privileged brothers in the community,” he said.

Tiangco’s appeal is in line with the city government’s theme “Towards 100% Voluntary Blood Donation” which is stipulated by Republic Act 7719, also known National Voluntary Blood Services Act of 1994.

Dr. Lilibeth Domingo of the Navotas City Health Office (NCHO) expressed gratitude to Tiangco for his untiring effort in supporting a regular mass blood donation, which draws popular support even among city officials and employees.

In fact, Domingo said Navotas has been a consistent recipient of the Department of Health's (DOH) Sandugo Awards for the past seven years.

Tiangco became the first mayor of Navotas who received the Sandugo Outstanding Local Government Executive Award for the years 2002 and 2008.

The line-up of activities for this celebration includes the barangay-to-barangay voluntary blood donation, information campaign on the benefits of blood donation and the annual recognition of “Kadugo Kapamilya” awardees. (PNA)



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