Friday, August 7, 2009



THE Philippine Navy, through Naval Forces Eastern Mindanao (NFEM) participated in the blood letting activity that was spearheaded by the Rotary Club of Waling-Waling Davao, in cooperation with the Association of Hematologists Mindanao Fund Inc., the Davao Medical Society, and the Philippine National Red Cross. Around 45 officers and enlisted personnel represented the Navy during the blood donation drive held at the Davao Medical Society Compound in Madapo Hills, Davao City on July 18, 2009.

The Navy participants were CDR LUZVIMINDA CAMACHO PN, LCDR FLORO C CANALEJA JR PN, ENS MAYREL ALLAN A LUZA PN, ENS ALEX JOE E CORPIZ PN, Enlisted Personnel, civilian employees and Basic Citizen Military Training contingents headed by PO1 Lorenzo Lomibao of the Naval Reserve Command Center Eastern Mindanao.

LCDR FLORO C CANALEJA JR PN was chosen as one the speakers in the said activity because of his recent experience in a dengue case where his daughter feel ill and was hospitalized for almost a week. He stressed the importance of the activity in saving the lives of other people- those affected by dengue and other medical cases needing instant blood transfusion.

Aside from the Philippine Navy, the blood letting activity was also participated in by the 10th Infantry Division, Eastern Mindanao Command, the Philippine National Police, and students from the University of Mindanao. The activity aims to provide hospitals and medical facilities with readily available blood in times of casualties, accidents and emergencies. The organizer, the Rotary Club of Waling-Waling Davao, conducted the activity in response to the rise of dengue cases and the demand for blood used during transfusions.

Rotary Club of Waling Waling Davao president Dra. Mae Dolendo thanked all the participants who graciously gave their time, effort and blood in order to save lives. (NFEM-PAO)


maricel said...

Seen the article about navy personnel donating blood and one of them is my old friend from college Luzviminda Camacho. Do you know a way i can contact her. Thanks

maricel said...

Hi seen the pictures of the enlisted personnel that donated blood is there a way I can contact Luz Camacho? I'm an old classmate and friend from Adamson U.