The Region 1 Medical Center with the Pangasinan State University— Bayambang Campus Institute of Nursing conducted a bloodletting event at PSU-BC Learning Resource Center on April 26, 2021.

          Eighty (80) potential blood donors from the PSU teaching and the non-teaching personnel, students,  and  stakeholders of Brgy. Tanolong, Bayambang participated in the bloodletting activity with the theme “Bloodletting: Dugong Alay, Sagip Buhay 2021.”

          “Donating blood will save lives, especially in times of emergencies… You, as blood donors, are the lifelines of those patients who need blood transfusions,” Dr. Chino M. Samson, team leader of the Department of Laboratories and Transfusion Medicine (DLTM), said.

Out of 80 potential donors, 52 were able to donate blood after completing the preliminary blood donation processes.

Dr. Samson who was an alumnus of the PSU High School Laboratory and who recently aced the licensure examination for physicians led the process of screening the donors. Meanwhile, the nursing faculty members and students headed by Dr. Cielo C. Fernandez, the college dean of the Institute of Nursing (IN), and Dr. Maria Berenice Glizzle M. Catabay, the IN extensionist,  assisted the medical team in the screening process.

          “The act of donating blood will benefit not only the recipients but also you [referring to blood donors] because it boosts your sense of well-being,” Dr. Samson added.

          Dr. Gudelia M. Samson, the campus extension coordinator, acknowledged the participation of all the blood donors and thanked the Region 1 Medical Center for holding a bloodletting activity at PSU.

The bloodletting activity was spearheaded by the nursing institute alongside the Region 1 Medical Center-DLTM.