Article by: Senior Bro. Kenneth Londres Edillon, ESA, Cebu City Council
We started the Blood Letting Campaign at 7AM to 5PM @ Chong Hua Hospital in Cebu City. In our circle 14 Scout donated Blood w/ the Blood type of B+ and O+ .
This is our Team Project in Cebu Council and every 3 months, we try to donate blood. Moreover this project is part of our Public Health and Service. In addition, our team have our quarterly Check up to insure that we are all physically fit and a Drug Free Scouting Circle.
In the whole day of blood donation campaign, we achieved to gather over 120 Donors. However, only 100 donors passed the Medical Checkup. The good news was all Scout donors passed the medical checkup before they are send bleeding for donation. Those Scout donors were 14 Scouts of our team and 20 scouts of other unit.
Donating blood reminds us that in one bag of blood 4 to 7 person will be saved in just one donation of a one person. We all know that the blood bank in our country needs more clean blood donor, so as our initiative we the Scouts donate blood every 3 months.
There are many benefits to donating blood, your body can produce more new red blood and it helps reduce your weight. If someone in your family needs blood, the donors family will be the first priority in the hospital to be given of a blood.
We can help in our little way, in our little time and in our sacrifice. This turns out to be a big help to those people who needs blood. Mabuhay.