Army troopers donate blood for dengue campaign

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    FORT BONIFACIO, Metro Manila – Army troopers took part in the National Dengue Epidemic Campaign through a bloodletting activity held at the Philippine Army Gymnasium today, August 13, 2019.

    The Armed Forces of the Philippines Medical Center, Army General Hospital, the Office of the Army Chief Surgeon, and the Philippine Blood Center partnered to support the call of the Department of Health (DOH) in coordination with the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) to act on the dengue epidemic the country is now facing. About 270 soldiers volunteered to donate blood in the activity.

    “The Philippine Army as an organization is created to serve and protect the interests of the Filipino people, must lend out its strength to aid the country in surpassing this epidemic because not only does this disease affect the effectiveness of our combat and support troops, but also the very lives of the countrymen we have sworn to protect,” said Col. Mamerto H. Losa, the Army Chief Surgeon.

    Army Commanding General Lt. Gen. Macairog S. Alberto directed all Army personnel not involved in combat operations to participate in bloodletting activities to be conducted in all the Army's Infantry divisions nationwide.

    “This is a time to live up to our pledge of service, with the life-saving blood that could make a difference for many of our fellow Filipinos,” said Alberto.#

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