INC members in Nueva Ecija help solve hospital blood supply problem

Date Posted: July 2, 2024

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STA. ROSA, Nueva Ecija — Ensuring adequate blood supply in hospitals at all times to address emergencies has long been a serious concern in the medical field.

Maraming-marami ang nangangailangan ng dugo sa ospital. Maraming-marami ang may sakit, nangangailangan ng blood donation. … Malaking bagay ang naibibigay na dugo ng mga blood donors [Many people in the hospital are in need of blood, many are sick and require blood donation. … The blood given [now] by donors is a significant contribution],” says Dr. Mark Gomez, a general practitioner at  Dr. Paulino J. Garcia Memorial Research and Medical Center (Dr. PJGMRMC).

Dr. Gomez assisted many Novo Ecijanos who are Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ) members last June 15, 2024, at a blood donation held by the INC in partnership with Dr. PJGMRMC. The activity was held at the Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology (NEUST) gymnasium.

Hundreds of INC members came to the event, including those who wanted to donate blood. One of them was Randy Samson, a Magsalisi resident, who came early to donate blood saying this was his way of helping people in need.

Sa ganito man lang paraan ay makatulong [ako] … sa lahat ng nangangailangan, kapatid [man] sa [INC] o di kapatid [At least in this way, I can help others, whether they are INC brethren or not],” Mr. Samson said.

Aldrine Neda, a nurse from Dr. PJGMRMC, noted how the whole activity was not only well-organized but was well-attended as well. She observed that those who came to donate blood were also “kind and respectful.”

The District Supervising Minister of INC in Sta. Rosa Nueva Ecija, Brother Henry Capuno, personally oversaw the INC socio-civic activity.   

“This is assistance for [INC] brethren and [also] for nonmembers in need of this [blood],” Brother Capuno stressed.

INC members strive to help people and communities in need.

The Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ) is a religious organization present in over 160 countries and territories, with an international membership comprising more than 150 racial and ethnic backgrounds.

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