CHO bares top 10 brgys in mobile blood donation PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 15 July 2014 15:49

City Health Officer Dr. Rodel Agbulos announced yesterday the top 10 barangays that will be duly recognized in the upcoming recognition ceremony for having collected the highest number of blood units for the period July 2013 to 2014.

The top 10 barangays are Ayala, Sta. Catalina, Boalan, Cawit, Sangali, Sinunuc, Labuan, Manicahan, Malagutay and Zambowood. The Philippine Red Cross Zamboanga City Chapter and the Zamboanga City Medical Center’s Blood Bank will also receive certificates of appreciation.

Dr. Agbulos said the recognition will be given by the Zamboanga City Blood Council (ZCBC) chaired by Mayor Beng Climaco in coordination with the Rotary Club of Zamboanga as part of the culminating activity for the Blood Donors Month this July with the theme “Safe Blood for Saving Mothers.”

It will be the 3rd time for ZCBC to give out such awards in recognition of the barangay captains’ untiring efforts at helping alleviate the plight of their constituents in the area of health.

Dubbed “The Top Ten Barangays that initiated Mobile Blood Donations”, the recognition ceremony is slated for Thursday, July 17, AT 12 noon at Breeza, Lantaka Hotel.

The ZCBC was created by virtue of City Ordinance 336, establishing the city/barangay blood council and prescribing the rules and regulations for effective implementation in the city of Zamboanga.

The ordinance was enacted on July 24, 2008 purposely to institutionalize the provisions of RA 7719 (National Blood Services Act of 1994) and to fully implement DILG Circular No. 96-6, mandating the integration of the voluntary blood donation services and program into the local financial work plan and budget as an added function of the local health board of the local government units.

Recall, the Department of Health through the National Voluntary Blood Services Program gives out every year the Sandugo Award to local chief executives who have shown outstanding support, commitment and effective involvement in the implementation of the National Blood Services Program.

The ZCBC, meanwhile, has adopted a local version of the Sandugo Award with simplified criteria in its desire to give due recognition to the barangay captains who initiated mobile blood donation activities.— Vic Larato