SM Foundation, partners’ blood donation campaign generates 3,000 bags


All it takes is just one poke to save lives.

While blood donation drives are often conducted, blood shortages remain pressing in low- to middle-income countries. In the Philippines, blood donation activities were reduced during the height of COVID-19, making it even more challenging for the country to provide blood in times of need.

Amidst the obstacles, organizations and volunteers continue to unite to help increase the country’s safe blood supply.

Joining hands for social good, SM Foundation Inc. (SMFI), the Philippine Red Cross, and the Philippine Blood Center collaborated for several bloodletting activities in SM malls nationwide.

The second blood donation campaign led by SMFI logged over 3,000 successful donors, with volunteers coming from more than 70 malls and SM Corporate Offices.

Each bag of donated blood can help save up to three individuals as transfusable components, namely white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets, can be derived from donated blood.

The donated blood bags are stored at the DOH Philippine Blood Center and can be accessed by indigent patients
should the need arise.