Doctors donate 12,100 cc in blood

LAOAG CITY, Sept. 25 — Aiming at saving lives, about 18 units of blood were collected in a blood-letting activity conducted by the Ilocos Norte Medical Society (INMS), in coordination with the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) – Ilocos Norte chapter recently.

Dra. Gretchen Ranada, head of the INMS said that various medical personalities, consisted of doctors with different specialization came in full force in donating blood.

The PNRC collected a total of 12,100 cc or equivalent to 18 units of blood in the said activity.

The blood letting activity, according to Dr. Ranada, was a move to support the victims of dengue in the province.
Report shows that dengue had caused death and hospitalization of people, young or old in the province.

Dr. Ranada said that such activity has been a long partnership between INMS and the Red Cross.

“It’s very heart warming that my co-doctors are very supportive in this activity. Unfortunately there were 10 donors who did not make it because of high blood and being underweight, but still it’s a success,” she added.

Edna Orcino, Red Cross-Ilocos Norte chapter administrator thanked the INMS for conducting the activity which surely benefits the people.

The PNRC continues to encourage people to donate blood and help those in need, specifically the dengue victims who are still in recovery.

The blood letting activity was part of the 104th foundation day of the Philippine Medical Association. (JCR/CJD-PIA 1 Ilocos Norte)