DAGUPAN CITY – The Dagupan City Blood Council collected at least 184 units of blood from donors in its third blood-letting  program this year conducted at the CSI the City Mall atrium on November 24 in partnership with Lyceum Northwestern University, the Region 1 Medical Center and the City Health Office.

This was the  “Blood mo, Type ko, Free ‘to!”, a regular program of the council organized by Mayor Belen T. Fernandez primarily to help indigent patients in need of blood especially dengue patients.

Rhyza Ventenilla, the council’s focal person, disclosed that at least 100 patients have already been a recipients of blood collected under the program since its launching during the first term of Mayor Fernandez in 2013.

A total of 207 blood donors came to donate their blood but 23 of them were deferred. On the same occasion, at least 37 clients underwent blood typing conducted by the City Health Office.

Among those who supported the program were employees of the Dagupan City Hall, employees of the City Supermarket Incorporated (CSI), Department of Education and the Dagupan City Police Station (DCPS).

Department of Interior and Local Government City Director Rhoderick Dawis, a member of the council, also donated one bag of his own blood, equivalent to 450 millimeter.

Dawis encouraged everyone to donate blood for them to enjoy the health benefit that it can give.

Fernandez hailed the blood donors for their support and praised them as well for their noble deeds as their blood will save lives. (Joseph C. Bacani/CIO/Nov. 30, 2016)