Naga City Blood Program


Charter Day Blood Letting Activity
Naga City People’s Hall
June 8, 2012

What is the Naga City Blood Program?

The Naga City Blood Program is a practice response to an ever increasing demand for safe and adequate supply of blood or Nagueños. It was institutionalize by the City Government of Naga by virtue of Sangguniang Panlunsod Ordinance No. 2009-002, enacted on January 6, 2009. It aims to further the objectives of Republic Act No.7719 the National Blood Services Act of 1994.

The ordinance led the way to the establishment of tie-ups between the City Hall and DOH the DOH-Bicol Medical Center Blood Bank and transfusion Services Unit the Philippines Red Cross Camarines Sur Chapter.

Conferred the 2010 National Bandage Awards, the continues to generate and provide the needed supply of blood for Nagueños here and elsewhere.

What are the benefits of donating blood?

For the Donor:

  • AVAIL BONUS: Free mini physical check-up in your body.
  • FEEL  GOOD: New blood cells are produced in your body.
  • FEEL GREAT: You are helping save lives a nobles cause.
  • LOOK GOOD: You are a  hero  while you are pretty much alive.
  • BE PRIORITIZED: As depositor to the Blood Bank you are given preference in case you need blood.

For the Community / Patient:

  • AVAILABILITY and READINESS of safe and adequate blood supply.
  • LESS WORRY for both the family and the patient needing in times of emergency.

How safe are blood donations and transfusions?

VERY SAFE. A clinical standard is strictly observe from the recruitment and screening of donors, to blood extraction and transfer to the Blood Bank, to laboratory blood tests, and up to the actual blood transfusion to patients.

NO RE-USE of needles and blood bags. All materials used to collect blood are new and used only once. They are discarded immediately, making the spread of infection impossible.

No blood unit is ever transfused to patients without being tested and certified to be safe and free from transmissible diseases like Hepatitis, HIV infections, AID’s and STDs.

How can a Nagueño avail blood?

If  the patient is confine in any hospital  in Bicol:

  1. Secure a Hospital Referral.
  2. Obtain a Barangay Clearance
  3. Present them to the Blood Program. Executive Director to get a Withdrawal Form. (* The form is issued anytime, on any day.)
  4. Present this form to the BMC Blood Bank.

If the patient is confined in any hospital in Metro manila, or elsewhere in the Philippines:

  1. Fax the Hospital Referral to Naga City Hall c/o City Mayor’s office (Fax. No. 054-8111286), with attention addresses to the Executive Director of the Blood Program. (The sender must include his/her identity, relationship to the patient, and contact information.)
  2. The family of the patient (or the sender) is advised to wait for further instructions as the request is processed with the Philippine blood Center thru the BMC, or with the  Philippine Red Cross.

Is there a fee for availing blood?

YES, while blood itself is fee, there is a fee charged for its serology tests, cross matching and handling. These are done to make sure that blood is safe for the patient’s use whenever they may need them. The Department of Health regulated the cost of these fees.

Are there ways to lessen the fees?

  1. Secure the help of a resident social worker in a government hospital when the patient is confined in a charity ward.
  2. Invoke the benefits under Phil Health, if the patient is a bonafide member. Phil Heath classifies blood units as drugs.

Is there a way for indigent patients to avail blood for fee?

YES, they can avail this special arrangement from the Philippines Red Cross Blood Samaritan Program.

To qualify to this program  the patient must be:

  1. Certified as an indigent by the hospital; Social Welfare Officer;
  2. Confined in a government hospital; and
  3. In the hospital charity ward, not pay ward.

Who can donate blood?

  • Willing to donate
  • Men and Women
  • 10-65 years old
    Minors (10-17 years old) are allowed to donate with parental consent
  • At least 50kg. (110lbs) for 450mL donation
    At least 45kg (100lbs) for 250mL donation
  • Pulse rate between 60 and 100
  • Beats per minute with  regular rhythm
  • Blood pressure between 90/60  160/100 mmHg
  • Hemoglobin at least 125g/L
  • In good health, no diagnosed disease or ailment
  • Not pregnant or breastfeeding
  • With at least six hours of sleep before donation
  • No alcohol intake within 12 hours before donation.

Do I have enough blood in my body to be able to donate?

YES, Our body contains around six (6) liters of 6.000mL of blood. Whenever we donate only about 450mL of blood is taken .That is merely 7.5% of the blood is taken in our body.

How often can a person donate blood?

The body restores its iron stock every twelve weeks (three months). This means you can donate three to four times a year.

Are those with tattoos or body piercings allowed to donate?

YES, but it depends on the assessment and disposition of the Screening Officer at the Blood Drive event.

as  of June 4, 2012

1. Abella
2. Bagumbayan Norte
3. Bagumbayan Sur
4. Balatas
5. Calauag
6. Cararayan
7. Carolina
8. Concepcion Pequeña
9. Concepcion Grande
10. Dayangdang
11. Del Rosario
12. Dinaga
13. Igualdad
14. Lerma
15. Liboton
16. Mabolo
17. Pacol
18. Panicuason
19. Peñafrancia
20. Sabang
21. San Felipe
22. San Francisco
23. San Isidro
24. Sta Cruz
25. Tabuco
26. Tinago
27. Triangulo
- 22
- 10
- 25
- 57
- 34
- 79
- 49
- 2
- 15
- 68
+ 7
+ 1
+ 1
+ 20
- 47
- 61
- 16
+ 132
+ 4
- 68
+ 1
+ 4
- 5
- 25
- 12
+ 1
Positive (+) means remaining balance
Negative (-) means “utang”



Office of the Sangguniang Panlunsod
2/F Main Building, City Hall compound
J. Miranda Ave., Concepcion Pequeña
Naga City 4400 Philippines
Tel. No. (63) (54) 478-3304
CP No. 0917-5448884

For Blood Assistance, or more information.
Please contact:

Councilor/ Executive Director

City Mayor