PRC referral system makes access to blood easier

  • February 17, 2017
  • Elsa S. Subong

ILOILO CITY, 17 Feb (PIA)—The Philippine Red Cross in Iloilo said it is now easier to request blood from them because of the referral system.
 
Dr. Dennis Roy Pasadilla, PRC-Iloilo Manager, said in a media interview, that the PRC has only three requirements: official blood request form of hospital, referral form of the mayor, and certificate of indigency.
 
Pasadilla said they have a memorandum of agreement with the provincial government for the latter to shoulder the processing fee of the indigents.
 
“Those who said that it is difficult to get blood perhaps do not understand our system,” Pasadilla said.
 
He added that during emergencies blood can be obtained within the day.
 
“Most often, those who do not understand our system have not conducted blood donation campaigns with us,”Pasadilla further said.
 
Some mayors in Iloilo said that their constituents donate blood to Western Visayas Medical Center as there are few requirements.
 
The PRC and the WVMC operate on different licenses, according to Pasadilla, wherein blood at the latter is for the exclusive use of the hospital.
 
The PRC is identified by the Department of Health as the leading blood center and can network with private and public hispitals for the delivery of blood.
 
“We supply blood to the 12 district hospitals in the province and the private hospitals in Iloilo City,” Pasadilla said.
 
He assured that the current supply of blood is stable because of the help of non-government organizations, schools, and civic organizations that regularly donate blood to the Red Cross.
 
PRC-Iloilo records showed that less than one percent of the estimate 1,972,958 population of Iloilo had donated blood in 2016.
 
Red Cross requires that at least one percent of the total population must donate blood to ensure stable supply.
 
“We appeal to our LGUs to reach the one percent population of their towns to help us attain sufficient supply,” Pasadilla said.  (JCM/ESS/PIA -Iloilo)
 
 


Other News

Valenzuela wins second E-Readiness award
  • July 21, 2017
VALENZUELA CITY, July 21 (PIA)—The City Government of Valenzuela received its second bags this year's e-Readiness Leadership Award during the Electronic Business Permits and Licensing Summit held at the Novotel Manila in Quezon City, July 18, 2017. The award recognizes local chief executives who are pioneering the adoption and strategic use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to enhance their delivery of government services, improve revenue/tax collection efforts, improve business permits application and renewal processes, and to promote transparency in government o...Read more
DSWD, other 'Task Force Bangon Marawi' members intensify preps for Marawi rehab
  • July 20, 2017
MANILA, July 20 -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) continues to strengthen its coordination with other members of the ‘Task Force Bangon Marawi’ to intensify preparations for recovery and rehabilitation of Marawi City, where government forces continue to battle the Maute terror group.   Task Force Bangon Marawi is the government’s inter-agency task force for the recovery, reconstruction, and rehabilitation of Marawi City and other localities affected by the ongoing armed conflict in Lanao Del Sur. It was created by President Rodrigo R. Duterte under Admini...Read more
Over 1M benefit from OSSCO
  • July 20, 2017
MANILA, July 20 -- Government frontline services were made accessible to more than one million overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the first year of the Duterte administration, as the labor department managed to put up One-Stop-Service Centers nationwide.   Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said the over one million OFWs were served and benefited from efficient and speedy delivery of various government services brought by OSSCO after it was launched last August.   “We established 17 One-Stop-Service Centers all over the country to reduce the expenses of OFWs as the services or...Read more
WV crime volume dips by 8.5%
  • July 20, 2017
ILOILO CITY, July 19 (PIA6) ---  The Police Regional Office (PRO)-6 reported that crime volume in Western Visayas decreased by 8.5 percent. Data from the PRO-6 Crime Information, Reporting and Analysis System (CIRAS) showed that 36,690 crime incidents were recorded for the period July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017. This figure is lower by 3,410 incidents or a drop of 8.5 percent as compared to the 40,100 crime incidents registered from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016. PRO-6 data also showed there was a significant decrease of index crimes with 8,582 recorded incidents which is 21.02 per...Read more