Wednesday, September 16, 2015

19th IB troopers donate blood to PRC

From the Philippine News Agency (Sep 16): 19th IB troopers donate blood to PRC

In line with its National Peace Consciousness Month commemoration, 50 officers and enlisted personnel donated blood to the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) chapter in Ormoc City last Sept. 12.

Reports forwarded by 8th Infantry Division public affairs office chief Capt. Andrew Linao on Wednesday said the donors were briefed by PRC medical technologist Nepthel Remulla on the importance of donating blood.

The 19th Infantry Battalion troopers were joined by personnel from the Ormoc City Police Office, Coast Guard District Eastern Visayas, Kananga Municipal Police Station, Finest Guardians International Contingent Inc., civilian organizations and even farmers from nearby barangays of Kananga and Ormoc City.

The unit has been conducting bloodletting activities with Philippine Red Cross-Ormoc City Chapter for over six years already.

“In behalf of the Philippine Red Cross, we thank the 19th Infantry Battalion for spearheading the bloodletting event and for spreading public awareness on its importance,” Remulla said.

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