PAMET intensifies ‘Blood 4+ Life’ program

The Philippine Association of Medical Technologists Inc. (PAMET) Negros Occidental Chapter, the official Program Partner Host of the Project CARES RS10P “BLOOD 4+ LIFE (Blood Donation and Pledges Registry Program)” has started to intensify its campaign strategies for promoting blood donation by extending free blood typing services starting at Lopue’s East Centre in Bacolod City through the accommodation of its Marketing Manager, Ms. Katrina Camille Lopue.

PAMET Negros Occidental Chapter Officers who conducted the free blood typing during the BLOOD 4+ LIFE Program held at Lopue’s East Centre (standing L-R): Lucila Meneses, Ma. Therese Garsuta, and Ma. Sylvia Azurin; (seated L-R) Lucita Ladines and Allan Benjamin.*

Some 95 people from the store’s company personnel and clients availed of the free blood-typing while 45 signed up the Blood 4+ Life Registry Program as potential blood donors on November 18 as we celebrate the 2018 World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Crash Victims. The group also gave out printed checklist of requirements for potential donors to help them become qualified donors and road safety reminders stickers from Dr. May Ann Sta. Lucia of the DOH Region 6–Violence and Injury Prevention Alliance Department.

The Volunteer MedTechs from PAMET Negros Occ. Chapter - Ma. Therese Garsuta, Allan Benjamin, Lucila Meneses, Lucita Ladines, and Ma. Sylvia Azurin together with May Altarejos-Cueva of Project Cares - conducted the free blood-typing and are enjoining the public to help by registering and promoting this the Blood 4+ Life Registry Program and importantly, to pledge to donate blood by November 18. The program only requires the potential blood donors to simply register their blood type and contact details to the PAMET data bank which may be used as reference by our blood banks, organizations organizing blood-letting activities, and especially for emergency situations like a road traffic crash victim needing blood for transfusion.

Interested companies, schools, offices, or organizations wishing to join as a Corporate Blood Donor or those wishing for more information about the Blood 4+ Life Registry Program may contact: Project C.A.R.E.S. c/o May Altarejos-Cueva telephone no. 213-8076 / 4339064 or cellular no. (0933) 012-4409. Future blood-typing or random blood sugar monitoring services may be viewed at the Facebook accounts of PAMET-Negros Chapter and Project CARES RS10P.*