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SM, partners launch bloodletting donation drive
TO help address the depleting supply of blood needed by those with medical emergencies, SM Foundation and SM Supermalls reactivated its annual bloodletting donation drive campaign that will run until March 18, 2022 in select SM malls nationwide.
In partnership with the Department of Health-Philippine Blood Center (DOH-PBC) and Philippine Red Cross (PRC), this social good effort provides venues for SM employees and mallgoers where they can help extend thousands of lives by donating blood.
In 2021, a total of 2,812 bags of blood were collected by SMFI which were utilized to save more than 8,436 lives. One blood bag donation can help save three lives as a whole blood donation can be separated into three components: red blood cells, plasma, and platelets.
Moreover, this activity is in support of the Republic Act No. 7719, the National Blood Services Act of 1994 which encourages and promotes voluntary blood donation to provide sufficient supply of safe blood.
“Due to unpredictable incidents, we know that the demand for blood supply is high as inventory fluctuates hourly. We bring this social good initiative to our employees and mallgoers so we can work together in giving a ray of light to those who need blood transfusion,” SMFI executive director for health and medical programs Connie Angeles said.
To know the schedule of the bloodletting donation drive in SM Malls near your area, visit this link https://bit.ly/3HM0BOS and follow SM Foundation on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube: @SMFoundationInc
SM Foundation, through its Health and Medical Programs, upgrades public health centers in its host communities, complemented by its medical caravans across the country. To date, it has renovated more than 170 health and wellness centers and served more than 1 million patients during its medical missions.