3 DSWD IT staff cited for consistently donating blood to NKTI

Published October 19, 2020, 5:21 PM

by Charissa Luci-Atienza 

The Department of Social Welfare and Development hailed three employees for actively supporting the National Kidney Transplant Institute’s voluntary blood donation program.

The DSWD cited Daniel Tolentino, Marco D. Panganiban, and Christopher Saavedra who were recently conferred the 14th Kabalikat Awards by NKTI for “consistently donating blood which could help save lives of kidney transplant patients.”

“Daniel Tolentino was accorded with the Ruby Award while Marco D. Panganiban and Christopher Saavedra were awarded with the Pearl Award for donating blood over the years,” it said.

The department noted that the recipients of Ruby Award are those who donated at least 37 units of blood for more than 20 consecutive years while Pearl Award is granted to those who donated at least nine units of blood for more than three consecutive years.

Tolentino, Panganiban, and Saavedra are Information Technology (IT) officers of the DSWD National Household Targeting Office-Central Office. 

The DSWD-Human Resource Management and Development Service has issued a congratulatory announcement commending the recipients of the Kabalikat Awards. It was issued to all bureaus, services, offices in the Central Office, and all Field Offices.

The annual Kabalikat Awards seeks to recognize regular blood donors, both individuals and groups, for their commitment and unwavering support to the voluntary blood donation program of the NKTI in fulfillment of the objectives of Republic Act No. 7719 otherwise known as the “National Blood Act of 1994.”