Around 35 students signed up and donated blood for “Dugo Mo, Buhay Ko”, a bloodletting and health awareness campaign held Friday afternoon at the Thibault Grounds.
The event was hosted by the Ateneo de Davao College Red Cross Youth (CRCY), Philippine Nursing Students Association (PNSA), Ateneo Art Company (ARTCO), Ateneo de Davao Association of Chemistry Students (AdDACS) , TRIMMOC, Ateneo de Davao Mathematics Society (AdDAMS), Ateneo Circle of Computer Sciences Students (ACCSS) , BAHAGHARI, Ateneo Photographers Society (APS) , and Ateneo Filipino-Chinese Community (AFCC).
The organizers said that the event aimed to eliminate the shortage of blood, raise awareness about the blood shortage, inform the public about the purpose of bloodletting, and raise health awareness among Ateneans.
ADDU-CRCY Asst. Secretary Mark Dennis Miculob said that he was not fully satisfied with the number of people who participated in the activity.
“Para sa akin, konti lang talaga compared to the last bloodletting na activity. Pero ngayon, since may ibang activities na ongoing sa school, so parang hindi nila napansin dito na may bloodletting activity kami ngayon kaya doon sila sa kabila,” Miculob said.
One of the students who volunteered in the bloodletting event, Cherish Magarin, said she was grateful that she can help other people who are in need through this campaign.
“Overwhelming kay nahatagan ko ug chance na maka-help sa laing tao,” Magarin said.
After the bloodletting campaign, organizers said that the donated blood will be stored at the Philippine Red Cross-Davao City Chapter’s blood bank for future use, especially for recipients who will need blood most.