Members Church of God International Church Workers Led the Quarterly Mass Blood-letting

 

Apalit, Pampanga Philippines [6/19/2016] The workers inside the Members Church of God International (MCGI) lead the quarterly donation held at the lobby of ADD Convention Center. In partnership of UNTV Your Public Service Channel, KAPI Intl., KFI (Kamanggagawa Foundation Inc.) and Blood Donors Society (BDS) the event went smoothly.

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photo credit: Marjhon Obsioma

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” Inaanyayahan po namin ang lahat ng maaari at pwedeng makapagdonate ng dugo to grab this God-given opportunity na with God’s help ay makatulong tayo sa kapwa gaya ng pagdodonate ng dugo. Dahil bukod sa makatutulong ka na sa kapwa, maay pakinabang din ito sa ating kalusugan at higit sa lahat at pakinabang pang espiritwal bilang mga Kristiyano. At patuloy tayong sumusuporta at naniniwala sa mga adbokasiya nila Bro. Eli at Bro. Daniel at ng MCGI na ang paggawa ng mabuti ay hindi mgbubunga ng masama at ginagawa pa rin natin ito siyempre, for the glory of God.” Michael San Miguel, church worker and donor for 4 years

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” With our leaders Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon, we are well motivated to help our fellowmen especially those in need of blood. We are one in supporting this advocacy.”

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The event started at 9 am and extended up to 3 pm due to more volunteers. 218 donors were registered. At about 10 am, 113 passed but 4 failed. As of 12 noon, 198 passed but 86 failed.

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The MCGI and its growing members needed a lot of workers to be sent in and out of the country in propagating the word of God. One of the advocacy is of the group is public service initiated by the Presiding Minister of the Church of God International  Bro. Eli Soriano and Mr. Public Service Bro. Daniel Razon.

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What better service than to give blood to those who are in need

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MCGI had been awarded many times for its untiringly support and campaign blood donation. Since March 13, 2011 when they first collected 1,900 bags, they are already a consistent participant in these events.

Volunteers and groups who untiringly support and provides for these events… 

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Thanks be to God to all who supported and until next event, God willing…

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Activate your Happy Hormones and be a blood donor! Help save lives!

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Apalit, Pampanga Philippines [3/20/2016] The lobby of ADD Convention Center is filled with happy and eager donors as the quarterly mass bloodletting started early morning. At about 8 a.m. a total of 225 people registered but only 159 made it. 52 did not pass due to low blood count.

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One pint of blood will save 3 lives. Blood cannot be manufactured, they are given by willing volunteers and passed through extensive examination.

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Ms. Jane Aron,  who arrived early had sentimental reasons for donating blood. Her brother is a regular recipient of blood from blood banks.

“Kaya ko talaga gustong gusto mag donate ng dugo kasi yung kuya ko regular na humihingi kami ng dugo sa blood bank at para makatulong din naman sa ibang nangangailangan ng dugo kaya nag donate ako. Mas maraming benepisyo yung makukuha ng isang blood donor. Malaking tulong, hindi lang doon sa mga taong natutulungan mo o masasagip ang buhay dahil nga nangangailangan sila ng dugo. Malaking tulong din ito dun sa part ng donor dahil mas nagiging healthy kasi napapalitan naman ang dugo. “ – Ms. Jane Aron

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Ms. Rosalie Cos, reporter of UNTV, a first time donor.

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Dr. Ian Tristan Perez Vergara, PBC Medical Officer 3 imparts what blood donation means to every human body. Philippine Blood Center ties up with ADD Foundation International for the quarterly event nationwide.

Here is his statement

“Blood donation improves immune system. It lessens the risk of cancer and stroke or heart attack. Siyempre, meron kang overall feeling na nakatulong ka sa tao. Sa isang bag, nakakatulong ng 3 tao. Nakaka promote ng ‘happy hormones’ na tinatawag. Endorphins yun. Parang masigla ka, happy ka, maganda yung feeling.” 

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“Pag pinapasok yung needle, may konting sakit. Pero pag nasa loob na rin ng ugat, okay na, may manhid na kaya hindi dapat na matakot. Tsaka pag naisip nila na nakakatulong sila sa ibang tao, mayroon kasing mga tao na sobrang active, lifestyle nila, mahilig na mag ehersisyo at the same time, nagba blood dontation, parang young looking at ang ganda ng glow sa mukha, sa balat, nare-replenish yung old RBC’s natin pag gumagawa yung bone marrow ng mga batang RBC na nagsu-supply ng good oxygen sa iba’t ibang parte ng katwan. Yun ang maganda.”

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Ideal blood donation

Ang ideal is between 12 weeks to 4 months para at least hindi maging anemia. Hintayin natin na mag mature yung mga bagong gawang RBC. Para mapalitan fully yung idinonate na mapalitan yung bone marrow fully kaya may ganung sets ng pagdo donate.

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Donating blood is beneficial to our body but it also means saving other lives. One bag means 3 lives. Donate blood now and make a difference.

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Related Topics/videos:

http://www.health24.com/Lifestyle/Your-Blood/The-health-benefits-of-donating-blood-20140610

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MCGI and Blood Donors Society Mass Blood-letting across the country

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Apalit, Pampanga, Philippines [3/11/2016]. The Members Church of God International (MCGI) together with The Blood Donors Society (BDS), UNTV – Your Public Service Channel and KFI (Kamanggagawa Foundation Incorporated) will be having another mass bloodletting on the 20th of March 2016 to different stations across the country. Registration will start at 8 a.m. up to 3 p.m.

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Why donate my blood?

People nowadays are very busy and never realize that they are already neglecting their own health. A day to spare to donate blood is one of the simple steps to find out your possible illnesses and an early detection. A potential donor goes through different tests to qualify.

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Iron is bad?

In an article by Dr. Mercola entitled Take Control of Your Health, researchers explained,

“Because high body iron stores have been suggested as risk factor for acute myocardial infarction, donation of blood could theoretically reduce the risk by lowering body iron stores.”

 Farlex Medical dictionary describes ‘infarction’ wherein an area of tissue necrosis caused by impairment of arterial or venous blood supply due to mechanical factors or blood pressure alterations.

 Some of the illness that the body would face having high levels of iron in the body includes cirrhosis, liver cancer, cardiac arrhythmias, Alzheimer’s disease, type 1 diabetes and bacterial and viral infections.

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What do I get in donating blood?

 Health cannot be bought. A simple act of donating blood is already self-gratitude. Think about the people in emergencies that need blood in every second. One bag means saving life of another human. We feel happy that our health is going on the right direction. Once our blood is being replenished, it reduces heart disease and cancer. In our busy schedule, it helps burn calories to better blood flow.

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For the first time blood donors, you will be going to the following process:

  • Check pulse
  • Blood pressure
  • Hemoglobin
  • Disease related to blood pressure and infectious disease
  • Person who has AIDS, hepatitis or undergone any surgery
  • Cancer, diabetes, cold and flu
  • For pregnant women, seek your doctors advice before donating blood
  • Should be well hydrated
  • Wear comfortable clothes
  • Eat 3 hours before your donation
  • After giving donation, wait for 15 minutes
  • Eat some snacks and juice to replenish your lost fluids
  • Avoid heavy activities
  • Lie down with feet elevated
  • Apply cold compress if bruise appears

Hemochromatosis is a health condition that arises due to excess absorption of iron by the body.

  • Risk of cirrhosis
  • Liver failure
  • Damage to pancreas
  • Irregular heart rhythms

Donating blood is replenishing your blood, thus helps maintain good health by producing new blood cells.

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Who can give blood?

  • Good health, weigh at least 110 pounds and 17 or older
  • Cannot donate if had body piercing/tattoo one year after
  • Cold and flu
  • Diabetes
  • MSM – men who had sex with other men beginning the AIDS epidemic
  • Drug users
  • Transplant patients specifically animal tissue or organs
  • Persons who traveled abroad that may transmit diseases such as malaria.

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Spearheaded by Bro. Eli Soriano, Presiding Minister of the Members Church of God International and Bro. Daniel Razon, the group had received countless awards for its quarterly donation since 2011.

One bag, save lives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source:

http://news.health.com/2014/06/13/4-unexpected-benefits-of-donating-blood/

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/07/28/blood-donation-benefits.aspx

https://www.ucsfhealth.org/education/who_can_give_blood/

http://thebloodconnection.org/important-donor-information/

http://www.wikihow.com/Prepare-to-Donate-Blood

 

 

MCGI – More Blood-bags for its Quarterly Donation

Apalit, Pampanga Philippines [12/13/2015]. Quarterly blood donation. 5,000 bags. This prompted the Philippine Blood Center‘s Dugong Bayani Award to recognize a truly dedicated group.

On December 13, 2015, the Members Church of God International conducted a nationwide blood-letting at the ADD Convention Center Apalit, Pampanga.

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More than 201 waited in line but only 146 had passed, 49 failed and 6 were underweight. There are still many volunteers but due to insufficient blood bags, many requested for an additional for the next event.

Ang Dating Daan and The Department of Health (DOH) ties up providing   information dissemination for people to be aware and enjoy the quality of life they deserve.

As early as 8 a.m. volunteers are already up to operate. One of the donors stand up in line to wait for his turn. When asked how he felt,

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“Masaya dahil malilinis mapapalitan ng bagong dugo ang katawan at higit sa lahat nakatulong ka pa sa mga taong nangangailangan ng dugo.”

For 4 consecutive year, the Members Church of God International (MCGI) received the Jose Rizal Award for the Dugong Bayani last December 2, 2015.

Initiated by Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon, the group consistently donating blood since they first joined with 1,900 bags last March 13, 2011.

Until next blood-letting!