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Gordon renews call for blood donors to avert supply shortage

/ 06:27 PM June 10, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Richard Gordon is calling for blood donors because the country faces a shortage of blood supply that could place the lives of patients, including accident victims, at risk.

“We don’t want to get to the point where surgeries have to get canceled or other similar dire incidents that could arise. That’s why we are asking everyone to come out and volunteer to donate blood and save lives,” Gordon, chairman and CEO of the Philippine Red Cross said.

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Due to the coronavirus pandemic, several bloodletting events have been canceled and regular blood donors have backed out in fear of contracting the virus.

“We don’t want to get to the point where surgeries have to get canceled or other similar dire incidents that could arise. That’s why we are asking everyone to come out and volunteer to donate blood and save lives,” he said.

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The PRC would also follow strict guidelines and social distancing to ensure the safety of the blood donation procedure.

It also reminds potential donors that those with recent travel history abroad will not be allowed to donate blood until after 14 days of their arrival. Jim Mendoza, trainee

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