Issue of June 10, 2018
Mt. Province

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Blood donors to be on call in Bontoc’s 16 barangays
by Alpine L. Killa

BONTOC, Mountain Province – Sufficient, safe, and affordable supply of blood in every barangay for patients who need transfusion will no longer be a problem.

The town passed Ordinance 302, s. 2018, or “An Ordinance Establishing a Blood Donor’s Program in Every Barangay in the Municipality of Bontoc” which was authored by Councilor Julian F. Chumacog who chairs the committee on health.

The sagguniang bayan approved the ordinance recognizing the need to maintain a safe, quality, and accessible blood supply in saving the lives.

The ordinance aims to encourage voluntary blood donation by the public; provide adequate, safe, and affordable supply of blood in every barangay; and inform the public of the importance of donating blood voluntarily in curbing dangers and health-related problems caused by commercial sale of blood.

Under the ordinance, the Municipal Health Office (MHO) shall schedule blood typing and blood testing of blood donors in every barangay.

Those who pass the laboratory screening shall be called “walking blood bank.”

A master list of blood donors shall be kept by the punong barangays, copy furnished the MHO and the Mayor’s Office.

Every blood donor shall be given a walking blood bank card.

Volunteer blood donors are entitled to a free medical checkup at the Bontoc-Rural Health Unit.

Mayor Franklin C. Odsey said having a master list of walking blood donors in the barangays shortens the time, minimizes use of resources, and saves efforts in looking for qualified blood donors especially when a patient needs an immediate blood transfusion.

Odsey added that this is also a means of advocating humanitarian acts from the community.

“Giving blood is giving the most precious gift to a person – gift that will extend the life of the sick which the officialdom of Bontoc is also advocating,” the mayor said.

He asked residents to cooperate when the MHO goes around the barangays to undertake blood typing and blood testing of potential donors.

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