The School of Nursing, in partnership with the Nursing Students Executive Council is giving an opportunity for Ateneans to donate their blood under the tagline “Every drop counts.” Here is their poster:

Blood Donation Poster

It is an opportunity and a challenge for students who can donate blood to donate it and to those who fear the needle to overcome it. It’s something you can spare  most people have blood to spare, yet there is still not enough to go around. The need for blood is great and you will help ensure blood is on the shelf when needed because who knows, you might need it too. According to the Philippine National Red Cross website, on any given day, more than two thousand of blood units are transfused to patients in the Philippines. Some may need blood during surgery; while others depend on it after an accident or because they have a disease that requires blood components.

If you’re in good health, you can probably donate. To be exact, you can donate blood if you…

  • are in good health;
  • are between 16 to 65 years old (students aged 16 and 17 years old need parents consent);
  • weigh at least 110 pounds;
  • have a blood pressure between: Systolic: 90-160 mmHg, Diastolic: 60-100 mmHg; and
  • pass the physical and health history assessments

But why donate your blood? They have stated in their poster several reasons why donating your blood does your body good. So if the joy and satisfaction of knowing that the blood you donate saves lives is not enough to make you donate, then hopefully that will.

So think about it: donating blood makes you an instant hero and makes you clinically better. So why not give it a try?

August 24, 1:00 – 6:00PM at the Thibualt Grounds. Be there Ateneans!