Title: The National Voluntary Blood Services Program (NVBSP)
Location: Muntinlupa, Grand Manille, Philippines
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Population: None | HDI: 0.0 | Annual budget: None | Expenditure per capita: None | Source of the socio-economic indicators: None

Date Published: June 26, 2018, 9:28 a.m.


he National Blood Services Act of 1994 also known as the Republic Act 7719 was signed into Law in May 27, 1994. This Law aims to promote voluntary blood donation in order to provide sufficient supply of safe blood, regulate blood banks and provides penalties for violations thereof. Muntinlupa City started its implementation of the National Voluntary Blood Services Program (NVBSP) in November 1998. Initiated were the Training of Trainers on Blood Recruitment and Retention which was participated by the City Health Office (CHO) Physicians. The CHO staff and Barangay Health Workers were oriented on the Program. In 2001, the Sangguniang Panglungsod, through Executive Ordinance Number 01-007 established the Muntinlupa Blood Council (MBC). The council strengthens the linkages among blood service facilities and related institutions in accordance with the zoning and affiliations procedures. Through the years, the Muntinlupa Blood Services Program has been continuously developing strategies to improve the Blood Program in the City in terms of Advocacy and Public Awareness, Donor Recruitment, Donor Retention and Blood Assistance. These progressive efforts and achievements have consistently garnered national awards for the city. The City Government of Muntinlupa was given the Jose Rizal Award on December 2, 2015 and December 1, 2017, and the Andres Bonifacio Award on December 2, 2016. In 2017, the city was recognized with the Jose Rizal Award for its donation of 3,856 blood-units. The Jose Rizal Award, the highest citation in the Dugong Bayani Awards, is given by the Department of Health (DOH) for institutions with exceptional mobile blood-donation service program.  The Blood Donation Management System monitors the information (profiles) of all volunteers, thus enabling the City Health Office to keep track of the units of blood donated, the frequency thereof, and the necessity of follow ups, if warranted.

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