PRO1 director leads personnel in blood-letting activity

CAMP BGEN OSCAR M FLORENDO, San Fernando City, La Union, July 10 (PIA) — The Police Regional Office 1 (PRO1) Director led 88 personnel in a blood-letting activity held late last week at the Ilocos Training and Regional Medical Center here.

PChief/Superintendent Franklin Jesus B. Bucayu led in the activity to promote awareness on the act of blood donation.

Bucayu encouraged all the police volunteers to embrace the humanitarian act of donating blood to ensure adequate, safe and affordable supply especially this rainy season, wherein unforeseen calamities and diseases may tend to occur.

Bucayu, together with the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council chair and Office of Civil Defense Director Melchito M. Castro, led the personnel of the Regional Public Safety Battalion 1 (RPSB1) in this blood donation event where a total of 39,600 cubic centimeters (cc) of blood were extracted, with 450 cc of blood per donor.

In his message, Bucayu emphasized that blood letting is a noble and timely activity and a concrete expression of PRO1’s willingness to sacrifice for the common good.

“We are here today to again share our blood to our fellowmen especially the needy. This voluntary blood donation is a strong proof that you give importance to other’s life and their right to live,” Bucayu said.

He also added that the participation and cooperation of the police in blood letting is to further sustain the PRO1’s impact project “Sagut a Biag (Gift for life),” a project that gives assistance to less fortunate who are in need of blood, at the same time part of the National Disaster Consciousness Month celebration and the 17th Police Community Relations Month of PRO1. (PIA1 La Union with reports from PSupt. JBadua Jr.-PRO1)

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