GigaMare Inc. holds 2nd successive mobile blood donation in association with the Philippine Red Cross Olongapo Chapter last August 03.
The Philippine Red Cross National Blood Services is one of the major suppliers of blood in the country. PRC Olongapo Chapter serves not only the City of Olongapo but also the adjacent areas of Zambales, Bataan, and Pampanga. GigaMare aims to encourage voluntary blood donations and thus providing the blood bank with what it needs to serve the patients.
There is indeed an increasing demand for blood nationwide; the need for donors is constant. GigaMare believes that such initiative like the recent mobile blood donation is an opportunity wherein one can make a difference in a patient’s life. One bag of blood can make a difference between life or death. A single bag of blood may serve aid for general surgeries, obstetric needs, bleeding disorders, medical procedures for cancer, and operations due to accident or trauma.
It’s a small thing, donating blood. The procedure takes less than an hour, but a blood transfusion will surely make a difference in someone else’s life. Kudos to our first-time donors and regular volunteers who joined this year’s MBD. We are sending our gratitude to our latest batch of blood heroes.