DMC joins RHU’s bloodletting program

Employees and contractors of the Dinapigue Mining Corporation (CMC) actively participated in a bloodletting program organized by the Rural Health Unit (RHU) of Dinapigue in partnership with the Philippine Red Cross.

The bloodletting program, dubbed as BetaMax (Blood Equipping Towards Adequacy: Maximized), was held at the Chakiton Multipurpose Hall at Barangay Digusmased in Dinapigue, Isabela on May 6, 2022.

Dinapigue RHU started the campaign in 2017 that aims to support the National Voluntary Blood Services Program, which in turn, ensures that communities’ blood reserves are adequate for the needs of its population.

For a community to be considered blood adequate, at least one percent of its population needs to have donated their blood.

In this second run of BetaMax for the year 2022, a total of 110 bags were collected – 60 percent of which went to the Philippine Red Cross to supplement its reserves and the additional 40 percent was set aside for the population of Dinapigue should the need arise.

DMC HR Supervisor Beatrice Banaag, who donated her blood for the first time said, “It’s scary to think about the needles at first but after donating, I felt happy that I could be part of something that could possibly save lives in the future.”

Site Nurse Genevie Quejas volunteered her skills by assisting in the screening of potential donors by reading their vital signs.

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