THE employees and families of GMA Network, as well as hundreds of volunteers nationwide, selflessly took part in the 8th Kapuso Bloodletting Day, yielding a total of 1,580 (equivalent to 711,000 cc) blood bags.
The blood drive held at the GMA Network Center in Quezon City produced 208 blood bags (93,600 cc), while the regional bloodletting activity produced 1,372 (617,400 cc) blood bags.
Philippine Red Cross Director of National Blood Services Christie Monina Nalupta expressed her utmost gratitude to GMA Kapuso Foundation for spearheading the activity and helping spread awareness on the benefits of blood donation, not just for the beneficiaries, but also to the donors themselves.
She commended them for their generosity and highlighted the fact that their participation also influences more people to donate to the cause.
GMA Kapuso Foundation Executive Vice President and COO Mel Tiangco recalled how the project began with the network’s top management looking for a public service initiative in which the employees could take part.
“This bloodletting drive was the result of the network’s vision of manifesting its promise of ‘Serbisyong Totoo’ right here at home – by instilling it in the heart of our employees,” said Tiangco.
“This activity not only addresses their welfare, since blood donation promotes a healthy lifestyle, but it also serves to provide them with the opportunity to help firsthand. This may not increase your salaries, but it will definitely earn you points in heaven,” she added.
The Kapuso Bloodletting Day is an annual project of GMA’s Corporate Affairs Division, in cooperation with the Network’s socio-civic arm, GMA Kapuso Foundation and GMA Regional TV, in partnership with the Philippine Red Cross.