By LEVIRESA GETIGAN-BARNIZO
October 13, 2016
BRGY. SAN POLICARPO, Calbayog City – In celebration of the National Blood Donors Month bannered “Blood connects us all. Share LIFE give BLOOD”, the Department of Public Works and Highways - Samar First District Engineering Office (SFDEO) jointly facilitated a Grand Bloodletting activity at SFDEO Conference Room, October 12, 2016.
Out of 46 SFDEO employees who are enlisted for blood donation, only 12 employees passed the initial screening. 36 employees failed from the series of tests due to high/low blood pressure, low hemoglobin and “not prominent”. Tests are conducted to ensure that donors are safe to donate their bloods.
The activity is a joint effort of the Rotary Club of Calbayog, LGU Calbayog represented by its medical team from the City Health Office, Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers (PICE) Calbayog Chapter, and DPWH-SFDEO.
Engr. Raquel Y. Sumayo, Chief, Quality Assurance Section, SFDEO, and President of Rotary Calbayog, agreed to the proposal that this activity be conducted annually.