PH Red Cross inaugurates blood facility in Nasugbu

Published December 21, 2021, 3:16 PM

by Dhel Nazario

The Philippine Red Cross has inaugurated a new blood collecting unit in Nasugbu, Batangas on Monday, Dec. 20.

Philippine Red Cross

PRC Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Sen. Dick Gordon led the inauguration of the blood station facility which will serve the municipalities of Taal, Lemery, Calaca, Balayan, Tuy, Nasugnbu, Lian, and Calatagan, with an overall population of 609,010.

The inauguration of the new building was attended by Gordon, PRC Secretary General Elizabeth Zavalla, PRC Batangas Chapter Administrator Ronald Generoso, Nasugbu Mayor Antonio Barcelon, and executives from the PRC and the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Nasugbu, Batangas.PRC said that its Nasugbu branch was done in partnership with the LGU of Nasugbu, Batangas headed by Barcelon.

“Through the Red Cross’ life-saving services that aim to alleviate human suffering and uplift the dignity of the people, the need for expansion is necessary. Through Mayor Antonio Barcelon, the PRC Batangas chapter Nasugbu Branch transferred into a more spacious environment which will boost PRC’s Humanitarian service,” PRC said.

The Nasugbu LGU provided 12 staffs for blood services, 10 staffs for emergency medical services and an emergency response unit. It also donated one ambulance, a branch and blood facilities building, one blood refrigerator, and an annual blood samaritan program amounting to P400,000 per year.

“Binuksan na natin ang bagong Blood station facility upang makapagsilbi sa mga taong nangangailangan ng dugo (We opened this new blood station facility to serve the people here who need blood),” Gordon said.

“I encourage everyone to donate blood, especially this holiday season. The need for blood doesn’t stop. The blood that you will donate now, will save lives tomorrow,” he added. PRC said that it remains to be one of the top contributors of safe and quality blood supply in the country, saving millions of lives and improving the health and quality of life of many patients every day.

“Blood is a true humanitarian gift that can only be given by one human being to another. Let us give blood and help save lives,” PRC said.