Camp Lukban, Catbalogan City – This morning, the 8th Infantry Division held jointly a mass bloodletting dubbed as “Young Blood, New Blood for the World” with the Philippine National Red Cross at Headquarters 8ID covered court.
The activity was made possible thru the collaboration and cooperation between Dr. Michieko Malou D Modesto, Blood Bank Physician of the Philippine National Red Cross, Leyte Chapter and the Medical team of Camp Lukban Station Hospital headed by its commanding officer, Lieutenant Colonel Jorge Benavidez.
Ms Pamunag Med Tech, of PNRC Staff Leyte Chapter, Tacloban City said in an interview that recipients of the bloodletting activity are not limited to patients who need blood from this region but the whole country as well. A big number of soldiers coming from different offices of the division and students of Restructured Reenlistment Training class-80-12 volunteered to donate blood. A total of 31,500 cc of blood collected will be forwarded to the Blood Bank at Tacloban City for screening. ###