SK, Zambo Blood Council launch donor directory PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 27 July 2013 14:30

To further improve access to blood supply and delivery of blood services to Zamboanguenos, the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Federation in coordination with the Zamboanga City Blood Council will launch Sunday afternoon the Barangay Blood Donor Directory.
A motorcade will kick off the proceeding at 3:00 P.M. starting from and ending at Paseo del Mar. A short program will follow where Mayor Beng Climaco and other key officials will give their message.
SK Federation president Joanna Mari Mas will spearhead the event where a ceremonial blood typing will also be conducted.
According to the young councilor, the barangay blood directory aims to provide an easy access to the people in the barangays who might be in need of blood supplies, to promote and encourage voluntary blood donation by the citizenry, and to instill public consciousness of the principle of blood donation as a humanitarian act.
The city council in 2008 enacted City Ordinance 336 creating the Zamboanga City/Barangay Blood Councils to institutionalize the provisions of Republic Act 7719 (otherwise known as the National Blood Services Act of 1994) and to fully implement DILG Circular No. 96-6.
One of the provisions of RA 7719 is the establishment of blood services network and the walking blood donors in areas where there may be inadequate blood banking facilities. — Claudine Uniana