More Electric and Power Corporation (MORE Power), as part of its corporate social responsibility, teamed up with Philippine Red Cross in organizing its third Blood Donation Drive.
Themed “Save a Life, Share Yours,” the activity is the distribution utility’s way of showing its commitment and concern not just in improving electricity services but also the welfare of the Ilonggos.
The blood donation drive has gathered a total of 30 bags from volunteer employees who participated in the one-day activity.
According to security officer Jiji Fuentez, aside from helping their fellow Ilonggos, he is also able to benefit health-wise from donating his blood.
“Halimbawa may nagakinahanglan sang bulig, daku gid nga bulig maka donate kami sang dugo, Sir. Kung baga makahatag kami sang extension sa isa ka tawo,” says Fuentez.
According to Corporate Planning and Regulatory Manager Rafael Dorilag, they want to encourage the public to join the cause of the Philippine Red Cross by way of donating their blood.
Aside from helping others, you are also able to help yourself by staying healthy and keeping yourself away from diseases.
“Naga donate kita para kabulig man sa kapwa Ilonggo para ma sustain man nila ila medical needs kag mga needs man sa bag-o nga dugo. For a personal reason, ang pagdonate dugo nagabulig man sya para ma replenish atun nga dugo kag maka ayo man ini sa aton nga wellness,” says Dorilag.
Philippine Red Cross Medical Officer Alvin John Abaobao thanked MORE Power and its employees for fostering the spirit of volunteerism.
“Madamu gid nga salamat sa MORE Power sa pag invite sa Red Cross for this bloodletting successful event. These blood bags will be used by their fellow Ilonggos nga nagakinahanglan dugo and also with these activities, continuous support, makabulig gid kita sa future nga nagakinahanglan sang dugo,” says Ababao.