‘Blood-giving’ to mark Sacred Heart feast

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MANILA, June 26, 2014—The Jesuit-run Catholic Chaplaincy of the University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital (UP-PGH), in cooperation with the PGH Blood Bank, is scheduled to have its regular blood drive on Friday, June 27, in honor of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The blood drive, dubbed “Dugo Mula sa Puso”, which literally translates to “Blood from One’s Heart”, is now on its fourth season.

It aims to benefit PGH charity patients in dire need of blood.

Healthy adults, subject to a brief physical examination, are encouraged to donate.

The campaign is guided by the principle that “the life you save may be your own”.
It piloted in June 2013, marking the Feast of the Sacred Heart to which the Society of Jesus (SJ) has a special devotion.

It had a repeat run the following September and more recently in April 2014.

Venue will be at the Immaculate Conception Chapel, Federico Martinez Hall, UP-PGH compound, W. H. Taft Avenue, Ermita, Manila.

For inquiries, contact 0906-497-4265, (02)523-71-03 local 3043, or (02)554-84-00. (Raymond A. Sebastián)

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