That health services and health-related organizations and agencies shall provide an adequate supply of safe quality blood, promote voluntary blood donation and administer blood products in an appropriate and scientific manner as an integral part of quality health and medical services to our people.
A professional, multi-sectoral, dynamic and innovative organization committed to the promotion of voluntary donation, the provision of safe quality blood and the rational use of blood products by health service providers by advocacy, professional education, technical assistance to policy makers in national and local government agencies and private organizations, networking and research.
The Bureau of Research and Laboratories (BRL), DOH has promulgated standards for Blood Banks/Centers (BB/BC), Blood Collection Units (BCU) and Blood Stations (BS).
National Policy Guidelines were formulated to govern the networking of the Regional & Local Blood Services Networks & Local Blood Councils.
A Memorandum of Agreement between Department of Health-NVBSP, Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) and Philippine Blood Coordinating Council (PBCC) for the collaboration between & designation of Roles of DOH-NVBSP, PNRC and PBCC in the implementation of the NVBSP.
The Subcommittee was formed composed of health professional societies and
government agencies to conduct professional educational activities.
Task Force #1 - Training of BSF personnel
Task Force #2 - Seminars for Health Professionals
Task Force #3 - W/S on HBTC
Task Force #4 - W/S on LBC
Task Force #5 - Quality Management in BTS
Subsequently, some government and private hospitals set up blood banks. Through the years, the demand for blood for transfusion grew. Because of the inability of the PNRC NBP and hospital blood banks to cope with this growing demand, commercial blood banks were established. In order to assure the safety of the supply of blood from the hospital and commercial blood banks, the government passed the Blood Bank Law in 1956.
On July1957, sixteen (16) blood donors formed the Blood Galloners Club (BGC) in ceremonies at the Philippine Columbian Club. The first President was Fr. John Bush, an Australian priest, who served from1957-62. The current President is P/Supt. Joel Torregoza - 1997-present. Their foremost objective was to recruit more donors and increase their ranks.
An Ad Hoc Committee was formed in late 1980 by the Director of the BRL to study the decrease in the number of professional blood donors. The idea of promoting voluntary blood donation was raised. The Committee recommended the formation of a Joint Committee on Blood Banking composed of govern-mental agencies and health professional associations (Memo circ. No. 10, s.1081).
On August 18, 1987, the Department of Health became directly involved in the Blood Program when it issued Department Circular No. 99, s.1987, which enunciated two policies:
|President||Antonio F. Domasian, RMT|
|Vice President||Ma. Mystica Flodalyn T. Bautista, MD|
|Secretary||Mari Karr A. Esguerra, MD|
|Assitant Secretary||Ma. Rizalina F. Chua, RMT|
|Treasurer||Adoracion H. Sevilleja, RMT|
|Assitant Treasurer||Carmencita G. Pareno, RMT|
|Auditor||Aldrin L. Bigay, RMT|
|PRO||Noel P. Pingoy, MD|
|Immediate Past President||Diosdado Jovian E. Domingo, MD|
|Darwin B. Blasco, RMT|
|Ma. Rizalina F. Chua, RMT|
|Perlita I. Dela Cruz, RMT|
|Gary U. Ong, MD|
|Lurdel Y. Posadas, RMT|
|Fidel H. Tejada|
|Eleanor E. Torculas, RMT|
|Milagros M. Viacrucis, MD|
|Blood Banking Procedures||
|Donor Recruitment, Retention & Care||