Environmental Management Bureau – Region I (EMB-I) in partnership with the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) – La Union Chapter conducted a mobile blood donation activity on April 29, 2022 at the DENR Rooftop, Government Center, Sevilla, City of San Fernando, La Union.

A total of 17 EMB-Region I personnel and one DENR-Region I employee voluntarily donated blood (450cc each) with the assistance of Phlebotomists from the PRC – La Union Chapter, namely Mr. Gerald Paul C. Ratcho, Ms. Irenevic G. Abaga, Mr. Emmanuelle G. De Castro, and Ms. Rane E. Abonojar.

EMB-I initiated the blood donation drive to help augment the blood supply of the PRC blood bank that the public can access in case of emergency.

Minimum public health standards were strictly observed during the conduct of the bloodletting activity such as physical distancing, use of face mask, and frequent hand disinfection as preventive measure against COVID-19.