The SM Foundation and the Department of Health – Philippine Blood Center (DOH-PBC) have joined hands to organize a bloodletting activity to help those in need of blood transfusions. 

The blood donation drive was held at SM’s Central Warehouse in Paranaque.

Blood Drive at SM Central Warehouse in Paranaque // Photo From SM Foundation

A total of 140 bags of blood were collected through volunteers, who consisted of SM employees, suppliers, and staff of delivery companies.

The donation drive aims to address the lack of blood supplies in medical centers and for those who are in medical emergencies.

The SM Foundation has been organizing bloodletting drives across its malls for years now, however, their operations were halted when the coronavirus pandemic hit the Philippines in 2020. 

In February and March this year, their drives resumed once again with sites put up in Quezon CityBulacan, and Rizal

Blood drive organized by PRC and SM Foundation // Photo from SM Foundation

Blood drive organized by PRC and SM Foundation // Photo from SM Foundation

Blood drive organized by PRC and SM Foundation // Photo from Flingeros Philippines

The SM Foundation has also partnered with the Philippine Red Cross to pursue its bloodletting initiative. 

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Image credit: SM Foundation