By Cyrus A. Natividad
Donors at the Registration Booth.
Central Philippine University Cultural Affairs Office and Central Philippine University Republic in partnership with Philippine Red Cross-Iloilo City, Western Visayas Regional Blood Center and CPU Red Cross Youth celebrate the 11th year of the CPU-PRC Blood Olympics last July 10-12, 2019. This year’s theme is “Dugong Central para sa nangangailangan.”
The activity began with a foot parade inside the campus. Dr. Rowena M. Libo-on, Dean of the School of Graduate Studies, and current OIC of the Office of the President welcomed the participants during the opening program and encouraged them to continuously support and contribute to the valuable annual blood donation of Central Philippine University and the Philippine National Red Cross.
A Red Cross volunteer extracts blood from a donor.
CPUR Prime Minister Richard Manolo recognized the Student Organizations and Colleges that actively participated during the annual CPU-PRC Blood Donation. The guest Speaker was Dr. Dennis Roy M. Pasadilla, Manager of the West Visayas Regional Blood Center and Director of PRC-Iloilo Chapter. CPU- Red Cross Youth Officers were inducted into office by Jojee Roy T. Juarez, Director, PRC-Iloilo Chapter.
The following are the mechanics of the annual Blood Olympics: 1) If the would-be donor is differed, the corresponding college will get 25 points 2) If the student/donor successfully accepted to donate blood, the College gets 100 points. 3) At the end of the Olympics, the points will be tallied and the college with the largest points wins.