The Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA) through Muslim Blood Donation (MBD) recently received National Voluntary Blood Services Program Sandugo Award 2018 as one of the Top Performing non-LGU partner from Department of Health (DOH) Region-12 on August 23, 2019 at Greenleaf Hotel, General Santos City.
The said award was given to the BDA for the organization’s outstanding support to the National Voluntary Blood Services Program and for collecting a total number of 1, 018 Blood units for the year 2018.
MBD is a regular program of the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA) since 2008, which aims to contribute to the continuing blood necessity in Central Mindanao.
The program has received various awards and recognitions for the past years for the accomplishments it gained in advocating the importance of blood donation.
Carolyn Biruar, MBD Coordinator attended the 2019 Regional Awards Ceremony with the theme “Journey towards Excellence in Health” to receive the said award.
Biruar stated that everybody is welcome to join their MBD activity.
She shared a data from the Cotabato Regional and Medical Center (CRMC) that there are 15, 000 units of blood needed every month for patients of various health cases.
“This means that there is more demand of blood over the supply, that is why we really encouraged everyone to share their life and donate blood”, Biruar stated.
She also thanked all the donors who have been there for MBD for almost eleven (11) years.
“Whatever award we will get, the most important is the reward we can get from Allah (SWT). We are not doing this just for the award but to please the God (ALLAH)”, Biruar told.
The next MBD would be on September 15, 2019 at the City Mall Cotabato City.