The Blood Donation Drive dubbed as “Be a Life Saver. Be A Hero. Donate A Blood ”and Ceremonial Turnover of Computers and Portable Beds was held, Sunday, September 19, 2021, at Solea Mactan Resort in Cordova, Cebu. The event was in collaboration with BPO Partylist, Qualfon Philippines, PMAP Cebu, Municipality of Cordova, Philippine Air Force, AKRHO Cordova Grand Council, DOH, and Performance360 Global Services Inc., with media partners Zoominglife Digital and Dagami News.
The blood donation drive was led by the DOH in conjunction with the National Voluntary Blood Services Program (NVBSP) through overall coordinator Joslyn B. Canon, Director – Community Relations of Qualfon Philippines Inc., Chairwoman on Community Relations of PMAP Cebu Chapter, and a Philippine Airforce reservist. It is also a multisectoral collaboration and collaboration between BPO Partylist, PAF, Alpha Kappa Rho Fraternity and Sorority (AKRHO) Cordova Grand Council, and Cordovahanons. “This donation drive made Bayanihan alive. One life is worth saving. As seen on the venue, it is a pleasure to the eyes seeing people donating blood for free to save other lives. We can really tell that heroism is resurrected through this kind of events, “said Canon. At least 200 headcounts are expected to participate, as AKRHO Cordova Grand Council honorary member Cordova Councilor Cesar Muñez said without a doubt that their member is living up to their mission to “help humanitarian services” because it was seen at the venue that most of the attendees came from the AKRHO Cordova Grand Council chaired by chairman Lexfer “Lablers” Baguio. The second part of the event was the Ceremonial Turnover of Computers and Portable Beds to DOH.
Jocelyn Tabotabo, RN, MPA, Regional Coordinator of NVBSP agreed that portable beds are of great help to them. She also said there was a shortage of blood in the first quarter of the pandemic, and also in the second wave. The blood donation drive occurred as it did after their meeting with Canon in August 2021. According to Canon, due to her activism in many organizations, it is the bridge where she meets other leaders who share her vision to help the community as she gets support from Michael Cubos, CEO of Performance360 Global Services Inc., President of BPO Partylist, and Vice President of Cebu Chamber of Commerce Industry. Cubos implied during his speech that the blood donation drive is a seed of hope. As to seed will become a tree and many people can benefit from it. Like a blood donor who can already help many lives. At the turnover ceremony, Grace Iligan, President of the PMAP Cebu Chapter and President of Cebu General Services Inc., was also the main mover of the donation. of portable beds, counting a total of 35 portable beds; 24 from PMAP Cebu Chapter, 10 from CGSI, and one (1) from him. She concluded that the blood donation drive and ceremonial turnover was not the end, but it was a start to a partnership.