Isabel Kristine M. Valdez, Φ2017, Class 2021
A Phi believes that one does not have to wait to have an M.D. attached to his name before serving the people. By holding several service projects all year round, Phi gives its members the opportunity to serve the underserved even before becoming doctors.
Bloodline is the Phi Kappa Mu Fraternity and the Phi Lambda Delta Sorority’s annual bloodletting event. It is one of the many projects during the Phi Service Month. This project aims to augment the constantly scarce supply of blood in PGH as a result of a constantly high demand. This year, Bloodline was brought to the Philippine Women’s University on August 29, University of the Philippines Diliman on September 5, and the Philippine General Hospital on September 13. Around 100 bags of blood were donated to PGH patients through the PGH Blood Bank.
We would like to thank our partners without whom this event would not be possible: PGH Blood Bank, UP Association of Biology Majors, UP Alpha Sigma Fraternity, UP Economics Society, UP Flyers, UP Le Club Français, UP Portia Sorority, UP Pre-Medical Society, UP PUGAD Sayk, UP Volunteers for Children, Upsilon Sigma Phi, UP Biological Sciences Society, UP Biology Majors Association, Regionalization Students Organization, Organizational Communication Society, UP Manila Junior Marketing Association, UP Manila Campus Life, UP Manila Dramatista, UP Medicine Student Council, and UP Behavioral Science Society.
Every bag of blood donated means up to six lives saved. Though the donors, Blood Bank staff, brods, and sisses were tired after each Bloodline event, they were undoubtedly happy. Truly, nothing compares to the feeling of giving back to the people.