June 17, 2024

The public is invited to the “Alay sa Baguio 2021 bloodletting” activity slated on June 12 and 13, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Malcolm Square as part of Baguio’s Independence Day celebration.

The event is spearheaded by the St. John Paul II Learning Center in cooperation with the Philippine Red Cross-Baguio, City Health Services Office, Unilab, and other sponsors.

Dr. Eve Dayot and Agnes Montoya, two of the activity’s coordinators, said the blood-letting aims to replenish much-needed blood reserves at the PRC-Baguio.

“The donated blood may save someone’s or maybe even your life someday,” they said.

Facemasks and shields and food, among other items will be handed each donor while the first 20 donors will be given free eye checkup and glasses.

Dayot added volunteer doctors and other health professionals will also offer free medical advice to blood donors during the event.

She said strict adherence to minimum health standards will be observed during the blood-letting. – Gaby B. Keith