13th Sandugo Recognition and Awarding Ceremony of the Department of Health

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Last July 15, 2011 was the 13th Regional Sandugo Recognition and Awarding Ceremony. It was a special day for blood donors who have constantly donated blood. Some have donated at least 3 galoons and more. I never knew that there was such an event until I worked at the Rural Health Unit.

I guess they were constantly donating blood every 3 months. It's really not that easy. There are tests that needed to be undertaken and the donor needs to be healthy. Speaking of healthy, one should not have any maintenance medications or tattoos on their bodies. This is just one of the many requirements.

I wanted to donate blood back when I was a med tech intern at PNRC but unfortunately, i did not pass the pre-test. I really don't know how it felt but some said they felt refreshed after donating blood. There are those who felt dizzy after giving blood. I heard one who went pale and fainted and said he'd rather not donate again. Basing from their experiences, it's a tough choice.

So I salute those who have donated even just 1 bag of blood. You have made a big impact in someone's life.