The Humanities and Letters Cluster, in partnership with the Philippine Red Cross- Davao City Chapter, organized a bloodletting driveearlier today, Jan. 16, at the Thibault Hall.
Together with interns from San Pedro College, Mindanao Medical Foundation College and some student volunteers of the cluster, PRC- Davao City Chapter was able to accumulate more than 50 blood units, each containing 450 cc of blood.
“I personally consider this event successful. We really hope that this will become a regular event, so that many Ateneans can participate and help those in need,” PRC-Davao Chapter member Rizh Abellano said.
“January, actually, is one of the lenient months of the year. There are very few bloodletting events during this month. The blood units that we have collected today will really help blood transfusion patients, not just in Davao City, but also in the provinces,” Abellano further stated.
Humanities and Letters representative Dianne Marie Navarro was overwhelmed with the number of blood donors. She cited that the bloodletting drive is one of their planned activities and i in accordance with the platform of their program head.
“I did not expect too much because I am aware that the students are busy within this week. I was really surprised about the turn-out of this event,” Navarro said.