Issue of July 8, 2018
Mt. Province

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BGHMC target for this year: Collect 12,000 units of blood
by Jane B. Cadalig

The Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center aims to collect 12,000 units of blood this year to meet the needs of patients.

BGHMC’s target collection this year is based on the units transfused to clients who availed themselves of blood services in 2017.

Roselyn Reyes, BGHMC blood bank nurse, said last year, BGHMC collected 9,920 units of blood but the actual unit transfused was 12,000. The hospital catered to 5,176 patients in need of blood 2017.

“We target to collect 12,000 units this year so we could at least meet the blood needs of our growing number of patients,” Reyes said.

In the first months this year, BGHMC has so far collected 5,433 units but has already transfused 6,300 to 2,819 patients.

In 2016, BGHMC collected 9,399 units and transfused 9,998 to 4,535 patients in need of blood. One unit of whole blood is equivalent to 450 milliliters.

Reyes said BGHMC’s blood bank supply could barely meet the needs of patients needing transfusion that is why the hospital, along with other blood service facilities, continuously asks the public to donate blood.

To meet the needs of patients, Reyes said BGHMC augments its supply from other blood service facilities like the Philippine Red Cross. At times, patients needing transfusion are asked to bring their own donors.

Reyes added BGHMC is the largest blood transfusing facility in Northern Luzon reason why not all the patients being catered to are residents of Baguio.

In line with the observance of the Blood Donor’s Month this July, health authorities are asking the public to donate blood to help save lives and for the benefits that donation brings to an individual.

BGHMC Medical Officer III Jennifer Joyce Pira said that aside from the psychological reward, donating blood also comes with other health benefits.

Blood donors have their blood tested for free to determine their blood type and enjoy free screening for blood-borne diseases like hepatitis B and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infections.

Pira said regularly donating blood helps improve the donor’s cardiovascular health. It also reduces the risk of cancer, helps burn calories, and enhances the production of new blood cells.

She added one donor can help three people – those in need of whole blood, those needing plasma, or those in need of platelets.

The minimum interval of blood donation is every three months.

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