By Richel V. Umel
ILIGAN City — The Amai Pakpak Medical Center blood donation drive generated some 65,250cc from 145 blood donors from civilians and military who donated blood on Sunday at Robinsons Iligan.
Dr. Shalimar Sani Rakiin, chief of hospital of APMC based in Marawi City said it was their 8th blood donation drive since 2017.
“The hospital is under the Department of Health was able to establish its own blood bank in the entire Lanao del Sur and Marawi City but we serve indigent or charity patients for free even from other places who need our health services,” Rakiin said.
The hospital needs at least 500 bags of blood per month intended for blood transfusion for dialysis patients, birth delivery, and other major operations, Rakiin explained.
“We serve the internally displaced people residing at the tent city who need our health services since Marawi siege until now for free. Malaking bagay ito sa amin dahil in every blood donor it will save lives,” Rakiin said.
Rakiin said they have more than 715 regular personnel which including 145 physiscians and 200 Job Orders.
The APMC has modern medical equipment except for a Magnetic Ressonance Imaging and are awaiting for the arrival of modern ambulance for emergency transport of patients.