A Pre Donation Talk: PEP Talk seminar was held last November 23, 2015 from 8am to 5pm at SWU-MHAMCM Campus, Redemptorist Plaza, Camputhaw ,Cebu City. Mr. Randal Angob of VSMMC – DOH Region 7, talked about how to encourage donors, the benefits of being a donor and the requirements of being one. Organized by the APMC-SN Visayas and led by SWU-MHAMCM Student council, the seminar was attended by all the medical schools in Central Visayas, namely Cebu Doctor’s University College of Medicine, Cebu Institute of Medicine, SWU-Matias H. Aznar Memorial College of Medicine, SWU- School of Medicine and University of Visayas Gullas College of Medicine.
This seminar was held in relation to the Mobile Blood Donation Program of APMC-SN Visayas which is a once-a-week, three-months long event, also participated by the same schools. Each school took turns hosting a blood donation program from October 29 up to December 14,2015.
The event was a major success with a total of 293 blood donors( 36 – CDU, 55 CIM, 121- SWU-MHAM, 25- SWUSM & 56- UVGCM) . It was heartwarming to see the wholehearted volunteerism of each individual. We look forward to the same altruistic response for future blood donation drives.