IRRI's Human Resource Services (HRS) held a bloodletting activity in partnership with Philippine Red Cross and Rotary Club of West Bay on 31 August 2012 at the IRRI Safety Training Office.
The activity was a response to the alarming rise of reported dengue cases in recent months and aims to provide an adequate and safe supply of blood to help save lives during emergencies. HRS collected 107 bags of blood.
From among 138 participants, 107 donors were successfully registered in the voluntary blood donation program. Participation was open to all IRRI staff and dependents.
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