UNTV at Members Church of God International, nakiisa sa blood donation drive ng Singapore Red Cross

admin   •   June 23, 2014   •   3613

Ang isang Indian na nakiisa rin sa blood donation drive ng Singapore Red Cross (UNTV News)

Ang isang Indian na nakiisa rin sa blood donation drive ng Singapore Red Cross, kasama ang MCGI at UNTV volunteers (UNTV News)

Singapore – Sa pakikipagtulungan ng Members Church of God International, nakibahagi ang UNTV volunteers dito sa Singapore sa blood donation drive ng Singapore Red Cross.

Hindi lamang mga Pilipino kundi maging ang ibang mga lahi ay sumama upang magbigay ng kanilang dugo at makatulong sa kapwa.

“Maganda din sa kalusugan ‘pag nag-donate ng dugo, kaya malaking tulong din yung UNTV sa magandang proyektong ganito”, ani Mark Barroba na isang blood donor.

“Yung main purpose niya is to help other people. Para marecognize ‘yung Filipino community”, saad naman ni Michael Montenegro na isa rin sa mga nag-donate ng dugo.

Sa pamamagitan ng pagbibigay ng dugo ay makapagliligtas tayo ng buhay. Iyan ang isa sa adhikain ng UNTV na sinusuportahan ng mga kababayan nating volunteer blood donors dito sa Singapore.

Nagpasalamat naman ang team ng Singapore Red Cross sa suporta ng UNTV sa kanilang kampanya na makaipon ng dugo na maibabahagi naman sa nangangailangan.

“Nagpapasalamat ang HSA at Red Cross sa UNTV for organizing this event kase nakakatulong sila sa community ng Singapore for helping all those patients and cancer needs…needs the blood donations, the blood transfusions.  Malaking bagay  ang suporta ng Filipino, especially ang UNTV, para sa collection ng aming dugo para tumaas”, pahayag ni Candy Caraig na siyang Team Leader ng Singapore Red Cross.

“UNTV, happy 10th anniversary and go for it. We’re looking forward for more blood drive like this”, dagdag pa nito.

Out of 170 registered blood donors, 137 bags ng dugo ang naibigay ng grupo. (Maila Guevarra, UNTV News)

PGH calls for blood donations as stock reaches critical level

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 24, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—The Philippine General Hospital (PGH) is calling for blood donations to replenish its diminishing supply.

“The PGH blood stocks are in very critical levels,” the PGH said in its Facebook page.

PGH is encouraging voluntary, non-remunerated, non-pre deposit, non-replacement donors, in accordance with the Republic Act 7199: National Blood Services Act.

For interested donors, PGH is urging online scheduling. The blood donor center is open 7 days a week, including holidays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Interested donors would need to fill-out an online form for assessment.

For mobile blood drives, it can be coordinated through the UP-PGH Blood Bank. AAC

RT-PCR COVID-19 test not required for blood donors – DOH

Robie de Guzman   •   June 15, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Healthy individuals who wish to donate blood are not required to undergo a COVID-19 RT-PCR test and submit their negative results at blood banks, the Department of Health’s (DOH) National Voluntary Blood Services Program said on Tuesday.

During the Laging Handa public briefing, program manager Dr. Marites Estrella explained that eligible blood donors undergo pre-screening before they head to blood banks.

“Hindi na po natin kailangan ng RT-PCR Test para po mag-donate ng dugo kasi unang-una po ang mga nagdo-donate ng dugo ay yung mga healthy individuals lang,” Estrella said.

“Of course, yung health protocols natin kung ano yung mga symptoms ng COVID-19 at exposure nila, tinatanong na rin natin yan,” she added.

Estrella said that blood donors must be aged 18 and 65 years old, must weigh at least 50 kilograms and do not have co-morbidities. They must also be well hydrated, and have at least 6 to 8 hours of sleep before donating blood.

She advised those who wish to donate blood to call or coordinate with nearest blood center for the pre-screening.

Estrella said blood donations declined by 22 percent in 2020 following the imposition of community quarantine restrictions in the country due to the coronavirus pandemic.

From 1.38 million units of blood in 2019, she said only 1.04 million units of blood were collected last year.

“Ang atin kasing suplay ng dugo dapat one percent of the total population… Bumaba po ang collection natin ng dugo mula po ng magkaroon tayo ng lockdowns at mayroon po tayong restrictions,” she said.

Estrella added that donated blood units are used for individuals undergoing dialysis and other patients in need of transfusion.

“Mayroon tayong mga pasyente na nagka-COVID na nagda-dialysis araw-araw, mayroon tayong mga bumaba ang hemoglobin at kailangan nilang salinan… Bumaba ang platelet na kailangan din pong salinan depende po iyan,” she said.

To address declining donated blood supplies, Estrella said the DOH has adjusted its policies by intensifying its blood services network with other concerned agencies.

“Kung wala pong type A doon sa isang hospital at mayroong maraming type A doon sa pangalawang hospital, yun po ay nagsi-share sila para lang po matugunan ang pangangailangan ng ating mga pasyente sa kanilang transfusion ng dugo bawa’t araw,” she said.

The DOH encouraged the public, especially young people, to donate blood to ensure adequate supply amid the pandemic.  RRD (with details from Correspondent Janice Ingente)

Free breakfast with coffee, offered by MCGI in Pasig City

Aileen Cerrudo   •   April 14, 2021

The legacy continues as Members, Church of God International (MCGI) provided free breakfast with coffee to the residents of Pinagbuhatan, Pasig City.

Breakfast is dubbed as the most important meal of the day but, sadly, not everyone is able to take it.

Some would need to get to work early, skipping breakfast; while others don’t have enough to make or buy one.

In the spirit of helping others and sharing kindness, the MCGI in Pasig City offered free breakfast, KAPI Breakfast, to the people of Pinagbuhatan, Pasig City.

MCGI District Coordinator Bro. Melvin Arbo said they have prepared one of Filipinos favorite breakfast meal.

“Mayroong itlog – scrambled eggs, tatlong katamtamang size ng pandesal na siguro sapat na iyon para sa isang ordinaryong tao. Tatlong pandesal okay na iyon good to go na iyon for breakfast at may kasamang kape din iyon, (There are eggs- scrambled eggs, three medium-sized pandesal which I think would be enough for an individual. Three pcs of pandesal, that is already good for breakfast. We also gave coffee),” he said.

Around 250 Pinagbuhatan residents received the free breakfast. Rowena Palacio, one of the recipients is grateful for MCGI’s initiative.

“Nagpapasalamat po ako sa Dios at naalala niyo po kami. Sa grupo niyo po maraming salamat po. MCGI po salamat sa Dios (I thank God that you thought of us. To your group, thank you. MCGI, thanks be to God),” she said. AAC (with reports from Lucille Lloren)

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