When we think about Christmas, we think about gifts to give and receive to family, friends, colleagues and everyone in between. We’d go around shopping malls, and for the budget conscious, “tiangge” and Divisoria, in search for gift items to buy. But have you ever thought about giving for the greater good at no cost at all? Yes, we can donate to charity but it doesn’t have to cost you money when you donate blood. That’s exactly what happened during the launch of Sangobion Be a Lifesaver project last December 5th.
The bloodletting event held at the activity center of SM City Fairview is the fourth and final phase of Sangobion Go Love Life campaign which advocates women to live a better life by making a lifestyle change that results in caring for one’s self. Sangobion is an organic iron supplement (ferrous gluconate), made even better because it has vitamins and minerals such as manganese sulfate, copper sulfate, folic acid, vitamin B12 sorbitol and vitamin C. These components aids in fighting anemia.
Aside from bloodletting, there were other activities at the Sangobion Be A Lifesaver event which was hosted lifestyle blogger Patty Laurel-Fillart. Sangobion Brand Ambassador Kelly Misa-Fernandes also graced the event and shared experience after taking the Sangobion 30-day challenge.
Singer-actress Karrylle provided the entertainment by singing a couple of songs to the delight of Mall goers and those at the activity center. It was such a much-needed relief for those lining up to donate and the ones already lying down waiting while blood is pumped out of the body. I’ve had my chance of donating blood and it was an experience that somehow gave a slight anxiety. But it went well that I was actually willing to donate blood that day. Unfortunately, I didn’t have enough sleep, which is a requirement when doing so.
The Sangobion Be a Lifesaver bloodletting drive was a success with 150 units of blood collected by around 6pm that day. It was turned over to the Philippine Red Cross. The campaign went on until the mall closed at 10. I’m sure more was added to the donations as there were still people lining up at the bloodletting when we left. Indeed, it was a great way to give this Christmas.