On 23 July 2020, UP Tacloban, through its Health Services Unit and in partnership with Philippine Red Cross – Leyte Chapter, held the second cycle of the “Dugo Mo, Kinabuhi Ko” Blood Donation Drive at the UPVTC Multipurpose Building.
Nineteen UP Tacloban personnel, two students, three alumni, three friends of employees, and 10 regular Red Cross donors participated in the bloodletting activity, which was sponsored by Green Cross Incorporated and Bombo Radyo Tacloban.
The blood donation drive is in response to the increased need for safe blood in the region amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the high incidence of dengue, and other medical emergencies.
In appreciation of the partnership with UP Tacloban, the Philippine Red Cross – Leyte Chapter donated a gallon of ethyl alcohol and one box of germ-protection soap from Green Cross to the College.
The third cycle of “Dugo Mo, Kinabuhi Ko” Blood Donation Drive will be held in October 2020.