More than 100 people donated blood for the annual ‘Dugong Bughaw’ held simultaneously at Ateneo de Davao University (AdDU) Matina and Jacinto campus last Saturday at 9:00 AM until 12:30 PM.
University Community Engagement and Advocacy Council (UCEAC) chairperson Mark Paul “Macoy” Samante said the goal of the event is to give back to the community, since the university is also celebrating the feast of St. Ignatius.
The target number of participants is 350 but they were only able to reach 130.
“It’s already a good number because the (Philippine National) Red Cross advised that in a day, there should be at least 100 blood bags. Hindi naman kailangang sumobra kasi pag sumobra siya, hindi rin magagamit,” he said.
When asked about the number of participants who donated at AdDU Matina campus, Samante said that the last figure they gave was also 130.
“Kung tayo maaga nag cut-off, 12:30 PM, kasi wala nang (donors), sila ongoing pa until 2:00 PM,” he added.
Dugong Bughaw is a collaboration project between all the units in the university: Grade School, Junior High School, Senior High School, Alumni Affairs Office, School of Nursing, Kawal Atenista, Alumni ROTC Program, and the different offices in the university.
Lunch was served, and donors were given T-shirts and certificates as well.
“We plan to still continue doing this activity and then we also hope that we will be able to devise ways para mas maging available yung blood sa city, kasi once yung one-time collection medyo maganda siya but maganda rin yung vmay steady supply coming from us,” Samante concluded.