LAOAG CITY, July 28 (PIA) – A total of 27,800 cubic centimetres of blood were collected through the efforts of the different officers and volunteers in the recent bloodletting activity of the Ilocos Norte Provincial Police Office (INPPO) held at the provincial jail here.
Police Community Relations Officer, Chief Insp. Dexter Diovic T. Corpuz said that the bloodletting activity has paved the way to highlight the importance of blood donation in saving lives.
“Through this bloodletting drive, we hope to help and extend the lives of whoever beneficiaries will receive these,” Corpuz said in a media interview.
Dubbed as ““Dugong Bayani” (Hero’s Blood), the blood donation is a continuing program and one of the best practices of the Ilocos Norte Police.
The recent activity was participated by some 155 personnel from the different police stations including volunteers from the Motorist Anti-Street Crime Operatives (MASCO) and Barangay Peacekeeping Action Team (BPAT) Association for Direct Operations (MASCOBADO) and other civilians.
The collected blood in different blood types were deposited at the Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital and Medical Center (MMMH&MC) in Batac City and at the PNP Bloodbank. The blood supply will be readily available to patients suffering from life-threatening conditions.
“We hope that through this endeavour, we would be able to extend our help to those who are in need and we are proud that the blood of our police will be of great help in one way or another,” said Corpuz.
The activity was a joint collaboration of the INPPO through the leadership of Senior Supt. Jose Melencio C. Nartatez, Jr., acting provincial director and the medical practitioners of the MMMH&MC. (JNPD/CJDG,PIA1-Ilocos Norte)