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  • Writer's pictureKristel Cawas-Baruzo

DPWH-UKDEO donates blood to support blood sufficiency in Kalinga

Updated: Apr 24, 2022


Tabuk City, Kalinga - Thirty-three employees of the Department of Public Works and Highways-Upper Kalinga District Engineering Office (DPWH-UKDEO) participated in the blood donation drive on Monday, March 21, 2022, at the Employer’s Quarters, DPWH-UKDEO compound, Bulanao, Tabuk City as a means to show support to having blood sufficiency in the province.


The donors composed of the department’s contract of service workers, job order and regular employees, participated in said Nationwide Voluntary Blood Donation Drive.

According to DPWH-UKDEO Administrative Officer V Cecilia B. Lucio, the blood drive is in compliance with a memorandum issued by the DPWH central office.


Lucio explained that the drive is an important nationwide activity of the department to help augment the needed blood supply in the country, especially at this pressing time of the Coronavirus Disease -2019 pandemic.

She related that in order to successfully conduct the event, they coordinated and sought the assistance of the Philippine Red Cross-Kalinga Chapter.


“Whole day activity diay nga adda ti around 33 employees who successfully gave blood, at 400cc per bag,” she said.

She added that the blood donations were given to the Philippine Red Cross for proper storage.


“Kung sino ang mga may kailangan para makatulong met ditoy probinsiya tayo ta siyempre gapu ti pandemic, bihira lang iti blood isunga nahirapan ti probinsiya tayo nga nagbiruk iti blood, because daytoy ngarud sitwasyon, a crisis tayo,” she continued.

Meantime, Lucio expressed appreciation of the DPWH’s program, saying it is an opportunity for the donors to support the province’s sufficiency of blood and likewise to help those who mostly needed blood transfusion.


“Mayat daytoy nga activity, unknowingly, nakatulong ka gayam iti haan mo nga am-ammo, it might be nga diay gayam recipient na ket relatives mo met gayam, if not nga kabagyan, at least ket nakatulong ka kadagiti indigent people” she ended.


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