The School of Natural Sciences of the University of Baguio (UB) recently partnered with the Philippine Red Cross- Baguio Chapter to hold a successful blood donation drive last February 13, 2023. The event, called “Dugong UB,” was organized through the UBCARES program, which seeks to promote social responsibility and community engagement among UB students and employees.
The blood donation drive was held at the University of Baguio Centennial Hall and saw a total of 90 whole blood units collected from different donors, including UB employees and students. In addition, eight students from other universities in Baguio and Benguet volunteered to donate their blood, further contributing to the success of the event.
The breakdown of the blood units collected according to blood type are as follows: 29 for Type A, 31 for Type B, 24 for Type O, and 6 for Type AB. The collected blood units will be used to save lives and support the medical needs of patients in need of blood transfusions.
The success of the “Dugong UB” blood donation drive highlights the commitment of the UB community to promoting social responsibility and community engagement. The partnership with the Philippine Red Cross- Baguio Chapter also demonstrates the importance of collaboration between academic institutions and non-government organizations in promoting social good and making a positive impact in the community.
The UBCARES program is an integral part of the UB community. Through this program, students and employees are given the opportunity to participate in various community service projects and engage with local communities to address social issues and contribute to the well-being of the community.
The “Dugong UB” blood donation drive is a testament to the UB community’s commitment to promoting social responsibility and community engagement. The success of the event was made possible through the partnership with the Philippine Red Cross- Baguio Chapter and the dedication of UB students and employees. The collected blood units will be used to save lives and support the medical needs of patients in need of blood transfusions. The UBCARES program is an essential initiative that highlights the importance of community engagement and the positive impact it can have on the community.