by: Flor Jackson

NAVAL, Biliran – The blood letting activity scheduled by the Naval Municipal Health Office (MHO) and its partner agencies tomorrow, Wednesday, September 14 in the island barangay of Higatangan in the municipality of Naval was postponed to next Wednesday, September 21, 2011.

This was revealed by Esterlita dela Peña, nurse of MHO-Naval to the Philippine Information Agency (PIA), Biliran Provincial Information Center in an interview.

She said the postponement was requested by Dr. Fernando Montejo, Municipal Health Officer of Naval himself due to his official travel to attend a training in Cebu, in line with his work as MHO of Naval.

She added that the postponement of the blood letting activity was also requested because some members of the medical team in charge of extracting blood from donors are out of town on official business.

It was learned that the barangay officials of Brgy. Higatangan, an island barangay of Naval have been preparing since last week to get more volunteer blood donors in the area for the scheduled blood letting activity supposedly to be held on September 14, 2011.

The blood donors have already been informed of the schedule and were prepared and briefed by the Barangay Health Workers in said barangay for the interview and body examination to be conducted by Dr. Montejo himself.

The interview and body examinations are done before the actual extraction of blood from the volunteer donors.

The medical team from RHU-Naval and the Provincial Health Office (PHO) expect more blood donors from Brgy. Higatangan.

Part of next week’s schedule of the blood letting activities in the barangays of Naval is the September 20 schedule in Brgy. Catmon where more blood donors are also expected to voluntarily donate blood.

The series of blood letting activities in the barangays in Naval, Biliran is jointly undertaken by the Naval MHO, Biliran PHO, PIA and other partner organizations. (FEJ/PIA 8 Biliran)

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