The BRTTH Department of Laboratories and Pathology - Blood Bank Section in coordination with the Bicol Regional Blood Center (BRBC) successfully conducted a Mass Voluntary Blood Donation Activity last June 14, 2019 at the Bicol Diagnostic Reference Laboratory Complex (BDRLC). The activity was spearheaded by the BRTTH Blood Bank Head Dr. Marcelina A. Mestiola and the BRBC Admin Head Dr. Alan Lucañas, and facilitated by the BRTTH Laboratory and BRBC staff.
Participants included volunteers from local partner agencies like the Legazpi BJMP and PNP. Employees of BRTTH from the nursing, medical, administrative and finance departments also donated blood. Many of the participants were actually repeat donors. Notable among the donors were the BRTTH doctors, postgraduate interns and medical clerks who found time to drop by the BRBC to give blood. The bloodletting yielded 28 blood units that were processed and stored at the BRBC for future use. The primary objective of the activity was to collect a variety of blood products that will be utilized in saving the lives of patients, especially for the use of BRTTH in-patients who are in need of blood/blood products.
The screening process conducted by the medical clerks with our very own Medical Officer IV, Dr. Editha I. Moreno constituted of filing out of forms on the donors demographics, taking the vital signs (including the temperature, respiratory rate, pulse rate, blood pressure) and weighing.
Dr. Roy Nilo A. Badong another post graduate intern of BRTTH undergoing hemoglobin determinations by the BRBC staff.
Postgraduate interns, Dr. Manami S. Santiago, Dr. Ruffa R. Solano, and Dr. John Emmanuel R. Navarez, assisting to our BRTTH Blood Bank Head Dr. Marcelina A. Mestiola.
The DOH personnel extracting blood to our postgraduate intern, Dr. Raymund-Cris B. Celzo.
One of the repeat donors, our very own Internal Medicine Resident Dr. Wondroe Neil Goma.