THE Amateur Land Emergency Response Team (ALERT)y 10, Inc. and eight other radio groups took part in the Dugong Voluntarismo Edunar Mo that was held last Sunday (May 3) at the Philippine Red Cross compound at the Misamis Oriental provincial capitol complex in Cagayan de Oro City.
ALERT 10, Inc. chairman of operations Jerson Ebal identified the radio groups who participated in the activity as Kabalikat Civicom, KEDRN, Bantay Bayan, RELAX Inc. and ACTS Radio.
The event was also being supported by sponsors Nature Loved and Vonchok Kabkaban; and media partners Strong Radio, iFM 99.1 and Mindanao Daily.
Blood donation is one of the overlooked aspects in this COVID-19 crisis. On Saturday, city health officer Lorraine Nery sounded alarm on the situation, saying blood shortage in the city has already taken the life of a mother who had just delivered a baby and who died because of blood loss and there was no blood readily available for replenishment.
Dugong Voluntarismo Edunar Mo was able to garner 22 bags of blood.
A whole blood bag usually contains about 300–320ml which is seperated into components like packed red blood cells, platelets and cryo precipitate packed red blood cells contains 265–275ml, platelets each bag contains about 35–40ml, whereas cryogenic precipitate bag contains about 15–20ml.
“Salamat sa mga radio ameteur and civic groups sa gipakita nga supporta tiwala nga naa kita sa girra batok COVID-19 apan wla kini maka babag sa maong kalihukan. Salamat sa tabang nag supporta ug ang among club president, si Ruselo Azucenas nag pa abot sa dakong pag pasalamat sa nagdonar,” Ebal said.
In times of incidents such as fire, vehicle crashes, landslides, flooding, stabbings, shootings and similar ones, ALERT 10 volunteers from Cagayan de Oro City and nearby places have always proven themselves to be the first to alert the first responders and guide them to their apt destinations speedily.