MAASIN CITY, April 27 (PIA) -- The Philippine Red Cross – Southern Leyte Chapter shared some 130 bags of blood to the Manila Blood Center to augment its need as the blood center is affected by the Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine status in Manila and its neighboring provinces being implemented until end of April.

Due to the spike of COVID-19 cases particularly in Metro Manila and its neighboring provinces, blood collection have been hampered resulting that the supply of blood to be at a critical level since these areas were earlier placed under the strictest classification of lockdown for two weeks beginning March 29.

According to Chapter Administrator Maco Jonas, the local PRC dispatched 130 bags of blood to Metro Manila PRC National Headquarters - Mandaluyong City, which is the national blood center.

Maco, in his post said, there are still 309 bags of blood remaining at the local chapter for Southern Leyte.

While, another set of 282 blood bags were sent to Ormoc Chapter for further screening for a safe blood for medical purposes, Maco added.

Maco calls on more donors to continue to support their blood donation program to be able to help not only the Southern Leyteños but even to residents in Manila. (ldl/rgc/PIA8 SoLeyte)