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16 October 2008

3rd Subic Chamber Blood Drive

The Subic Bay Freeport Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with various organizations, conducted yet another successful blood donation program at the Subic Bay Arts Center last October 8, 2008. This year’s blood drive was SBFCC’s third since 2006.

SBFCC President John E. Corcoran hailed the 2008 SBFCC Blood Drive as another huge success.

Chamber Director and Blood Drive chairman Prof. Danny Piano commented that donors were already pouring in early in the morning. “It was uplifting to see so many volunteers helping out and even more heart-warming to see donors from all walks of life—employers and employees, rich and poor, young and old; no matter the gender, race, religion, or creed—voluntarily donate blood. These people are heroes because their donations will save lives. I am hoping that they will continue to be part of our Blood Drive programs. Donating blood is, after all, the right thing to do and one of the things in this overly complicated world where one feels good about one’s self afterwards.” he also said.

Contributing to the success of this drive was Ocean Adventure’s continued generosity in providing every donor and volunteer with a complimentary admission ticket to their facility. Other generous volunteers and participants included Absolute Service, Peninsula Lions Club, PAMET, PMAP, Jollibee Subic Bay, Rali’s Grill, Subic Water, and Grosse Pointe Medical.

Chamber members also enthusiastically supported the program in conveying their employees to the event. Donors also included PMMA cadets, Gordon College , SBMA SW AT team, SBMA Health & Welfare, LED, and Fire Department.

As we draw nearer to the holiday season in which blood banks are critically low, all are being encouraged to give the gift of life. This year’s campaign yielded 145 units of blood donated to the Philippine National Red Cross (SBFCC Secretariat)

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