ROXAS CITY, Capiz, Aug. 10 (PIA) – Blood donation is already part of Dumalag's year-round activity.
Mayor Amado Eriberto Castro disclosed that through their Municipal Health Office led by Dr. Ana Mae Belasoto, all the 19 barangays in their municipality are already scheduling their bloodletting activity.
“There are barangays that are already scheduled for a blood donation activity monthly so that supply of blood will be sustained for the whole year,” he said.
Dumalag was declared champion in the annual Blood Olympics program in 2015 and 2016 of the Department of Health and Philippine Red Cross after it reached more than 2-percent blood collection target based on its total population.
Castro said that proper motivation through massive information and education campaign has been a big factor for their sustained voluntary blood donation program in their locality.
“We are also planning to shell out funds as incentives for their barangays that have also sustained the program for the year,” he said.
During the Provincial Sandugo and Blood Olympics awarding ceremony last month, Dumalag town was given an incentive of P50,000 by the DOH for ranking first and winning the excellence award for the local government units in Capiz in 2016 in terms of blood collection.
Records from the PRC-Capiz show that from January to August 10, 2017, seven towns in Capiz have already reached its 1-percent blood collection target to include Dumalag with 1,93-percent, Dao with 1.18-percent, Pontevedra with 1.11-percent, Jamindan with 1.09-percent, Cuartero with 1.06-percent, Sapian with 1.04-percent and Ivisan with 1.02-percent. (JCM/JBG/PIA6)