GQWEST the country’s largest water refilling franchise is proud to have participated with the Great Lighthouse Foundation and National Kidney and Transplant Institute (NKTI) recent Voluntary Blood Program.
The bloodletting program aims to help boost the supply of blood in the country’s blood banks. At present health workers need to collect 2,232 units of donated blood every day to ensure the adequacy of blood supply to meet the Philippine annual blood requirement currently pegged at 700,000 to 750,000 units.
The company was able to provide the NKTI with 11 blood donors who each gave around a pint of blood each. The volunteers stated that they are happy to have done their part to help save the lives of people who urgently need blood transfusions in order to survive.