Dugo Kong Alay, Dugtong Buhay

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LCP Leonor Potante
Rotary Club of Magdiwang

The Rotary Club Magdiwang joined the Philippine Red Cross’ Blood Donation Campaign with free blood sugar testing held last May 29, 2021, from 8:00 am until 12:00 noon at Victory Church of Jesus Christ in Barangay San Jose II, Noveleta, Cavite.

This Blood Donation Campaign, with the theme: Dugo Kong Alay, Dugtong Buhay, was sponsored by the Philippine Red Cross of Cavite, Samahan ng Nagkakaisang Kabataan sa Bayan Noveleta, and 2T22 Children’s Rescue. Our Rotaractors from the Rotaract Club of Magdiwang, headed by President-Elect Carl Toledo, also helped us and participated in the event. Even our town mayor, Past President and Honorable Dino Chua, was acknowledged for his support of this bayanihan blood donation campaign.

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DOH protocols were observed during the activity. We practiced social distancing, contact tracing, and the wearing of face masks and shields. Because of this, we were only able to get donors and participants from the nearby residents of Noveleta, 68 of whom volunteered, but only 38 were qualified as donors. Nevertheless, the blood donation from the 38 is a gift that will save lives. The remaining volunteers who were disqualified may still donate after getting their blood pressure under control and after receiving their COVID-19 vaccination.

The Rotarians who worked on this project were Transformational President Jinky Sidocon, Life Changing President Leonor Potante, Past President Eleonor Cerezo, and Rotarians Gorgonio J. Tamio, Larry Pinos, Jofel Grepo, and Emer Jayson Grepo.