What Triggered the Blood Donation Drive of Laban UP-PGH?

Posted on April 13, 2010

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Dear Friends of Laban UP-PGH

Last week at the Philippine General Hospital, Neurosurgeon Gap Legaspi was operating on a patient that required emergency blood transfusion. The hospital officer in charge, an appointee of Dr. Eric Domingo, apparently delayed the approval for requisition because she claimed that Dr. Legaspi was on mass leave of absence and hence do not deserve assistance from the hospital. Eventually 6 units were approved after warnings from Dr. Legaspi and anesthesiologist Dr. Loreto Felizar. The patient was eventually not harmed. A formal complaint will be filed with the PGH administration as soon Dr. Gap Legaspi and his team have collected all the necessary documents.

This event depicts the kind of petty and malicious attitude we are up against in our cause to bring back truth and justice to PGH. In response we the Laban UP-PGH Movement will be launching a blood letting campaign “Ibalik ang Dugo para Ibalik ang Tama” that aims to donate 102 units of blood to UP-PGH on Monday April 12 during the regular flag raising rally at 8am. 102 units corresponds to the number of PGH Doctors on mass leave of absence. We will show the cold and anemic leadership of UP and PGH that our protest is really about helping our patients at PGH and not a petty and malicious quarrel that they are making it to be. Blood letting activities and /or collection of blood donation pledges will be held at the PGH quadrangle daily from April 12 to 16.

Everyone is invited to donate blood or find donors. UP students, nurses, faculty, the all UP workers union have all committed to help. We need your help and every drop of blood we can get. Please e-mail iggyagbayani@yahoo.com or contact JF Gutierrez at 09272061609 if you wish to pledge blood or to give assistance in whatever form.

Maraming salamat sa patuloy nyong pag supporta sa ating laban,

Laban UP-PGH
Ibalik ang Tama