Ilocos Norte Governor Matthew Marcos Manotoc called on Filipinos to donate their blood to help others, saying doing so can be beneficial to donors too!
The Ilocano politiko made this call on World Blood Donor Day on Monday, June 14.
“Happy World Blood Donor Day! Did you know that donating blood has benefits for your emotional and physical health,” said Manotoc in a Facebook post.
He cited a Mental Health Foundation report that said donating blood can help reduce stress, improve one’s physical and emotional well-being, help get rid of negative feelings, provide a sense of belonging, and reduce isolation.
Manotoc then said interested blood donors can reach out to the Philippine Red Cross office in Ilocos Norte.