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3rd Quarter Blood Donation drive a success – NPC LFI

The NPC Ladies Foundation Inc. on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 has conducted another successful blood donation drive in partnership with the Philippine Blood Center of the Department of Health.

A total of 76 donors passed the screening, 8 of whom were qualified for the Apheresis or the procedure that allows donation of individual blood components like platelets and plasma.

The Foundation led by Ambassador Virginia ‘Gee’ Benavidez profusely gave thanks to the donors who unselfishly gave time and the gift of life to the future beneficiaries of their blood.

Blood donation may lower the risk of heart disease and heart attack. This is because it reduces the blood's viscosity. It has many other benefits which include having lower risk of cancer that are linked to high iron levels, weight loss and a healthy heart and liver.