Climaco lauds blood donors PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 14 August 2015 13:50

By JASMINE MOHAMMADSALI

 

Mayor Beng Climaco has recognized the heroism of blood donors everywhere as she spearheaded yesterday the awarding activity for the Top 10 Barangays with the highest number of blood-letting drives conducted last year in the culminating program of the Blood Donor’s Month.

Climaco enjoined the participants, guests, and barangay awardees to continue exerting effort to promote and raise awareness about the importance of blood and blood donation.

“A blood donor myself, I have given a gallon of blood. I hope that you will also continue giving a gallon of blood,” Climaco declared.

Joining Climaco was Vice Mayor Cesar Iturralde who likewise lauded the awardees for their efforts and the Rotary Club of Zamboanga for aiding the Zamboanga City Blood “Blood donation is the highest form of love for mankind,” said Iturralde.

As part of the culminating program of the Blood Donor’s Month, the Zamboanga City Blood Council and the Rotary Club of Zamboanga honored and recognized the barangay chairmen of the top 10 barangays which initiated mobile blood donation activities and collected the highest number of units of blood from July 2014 to July 2015.

Under the theme “Thank You for Saving My Life”, the annual awards program, now on its 4th year, aims to recognize the efforts of barangay captains in organizing blood donation drives and in raising awareness on the life-saving importance of blood and blood donation.

Recognized this year were barangays Tulungatung, Putik, Baliwasan, Talon-talon, Tetuan, Sta. Catalina, San Roque, Labuan, Boalan, and Malagutay. — Jasmine Mohammadsali