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[#PressRelease] Kapatid: A Blood Donation Drive



✅Make a lifesaving a habit

✅Make a difference in someone else’s life

✅Give the gift of life. Become a blood donor this 2023.

This year, UP Pre-Medical Society and UP Red Cross are coming together to make your new year's resolution come true: to help save lives this 2023.

UP Pre-Medical Society and UP Red Cross Youth have come together to hold their first blood donation drive of 2023 at the University of the Philippines. Diliman. KAPATID, A Blood Donation Drive, is a one-day event that aims to encourage and provide an opportunity to donate to would-be blood donors. All donated blood will go to our partner blood bank at the Philippine Red Cross. Help us save lives and join UP PMS and UP RCY as we come together to help our fellow Filipinos.

When: January 14, 2023 - Saturday

Time: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Where: UP Film Center, Film Institute at the University of the Philippines, Diliman

Blood donations have been reported to have fallen up to 29% last 2020 according to the Philippine Red Cross National Blood Services. Donating your blood can save up to three people! When you donate, you can help patients with severe blood loss, patients with leukemia or hemophilia, mothers with birth complications, trauma patients, patients in need of transplants, and many more.

To donate, you must be 16 to 60 years old, weigh at least 50kg, and have normal blood pressure, respiratory rate, and pulse rate on the day of the donation. The actual donation can take 5 to 10 minutes and the whole process from registration to rest can take an hour. Blood volume will adjust within a few hours after donating blood and red blood cells will be recovered in as short as a few weeks.

Join the UP Pre-Medical Society and UP Red Cross Youth as we make a difference and give the gift of life this January 14, 2023 at the UP Film Institute, Film Center at the University of the Philippines, Diliman.

Learn more about the event and stay tuned for more updates and information on our Facebook page.

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