As part LCC Mall’s corporate social responsibility (CSR), the LCC Foundation, Inc., has successfully conducted a bloodletting activity last February 27, 2015 at LCC Mall Event Center, Legazpi City; March 13, 2015 at LCC Mall Event Center, Tabaco City; March 20 at LCC Iriga; March 27 at LCC Mall Event Center, Naga City; and April 21 at LCC Mall Event Center, Polangui City.
The volunteer donors were composed of courageous LCC employees and some spirited walk-ins.
Sixty bags of blood from about 60 willing donors from LCC Legazpi; thirty six bags of blood out of 36 donors from LCC Tabaco; thirty six bags of blood from LCC Iriga; forty three bags of blood from LCC Naga; and twenty nine bags from LCC Polangui were collected during the event dubbed “Give Blood for Love: Bloodletting Activity,” which was held in coordination with the Department of Health-Bicol Blood Center (DOH-BBC) and the City Health Office (CHO) of each respective cities.
The collected blood adds up to the stockpiles of reserved blood at the DOH-BBC and is a big help during emergencies especially for patients needing immediate transfusion.
A day before the actual bloodletting, a pre-donation advocacy and counselling for prospective donors was done by a trained medical staff from the DOH-BBC at the Event Center.
Twenty personnel composed of doctors, nurses, med-techs and skilled phlebotomist from the City Health Office and DOH BBC Team conducted the bloodletting to the willing donors.
After the blood donation, donors were given beverages (water and juice) and treated to a light snack for immediate recovery and as a gesture of goodwill for their ‘love sacrifice.’
“Saving more lives is one of the Foundation’s mission the reason why it’s been involved in so many social undertakings in the past,” said LCC Bloodletting chair Abelardo Imperial III.
The Foundation also expressed its thanks to all the blood donors and to those who supported the activity and promised that similar activities would be held in the future as part of its mission.