The Jose B. Lingad Memorial General Hospital (JBL) in the City of San Fernando, Pampanga, has honored the Members Church of God International (MCGI) for its lifesaving contributions through its successful mass bloodletting initiatives. Led by MCGI’s Overall Servant Brother Daniel Razon, MCGI has been a long-time partner of JBL, which was recently named the best national government hospital in Central Luzon.
On October 6, MCGI organized a simultaneous mass bloodletting event that attracted thousands of volunteer blood donors nationwide and in some parts of the world. The event yielded a total of 1,775 blood units, of which more than 600 were collected and donated to JBL at the MCGI headquarters in Apalit, Pampanga.
Dr. Gil Bryan B. Galvan, the head of JBL Blood Bank, recognized the good works of MCGI for its consistent quarterly donation of blood. He expressed his gratitude and appreciation to the Church and its volunteers for their generosity and compassion.
The event was part of the Church’s advocacy to save lives and help those in need of blood transfusions. MCGI believes that donating blood is a noble act of charity that reflects the love and sacrifice of Jesus Christ, who shed his blood for the redemption of mankind.
From January to September 2023, MCGI’s multiple blood drives worldwide have produced a total of 12,118 blood units, making it one of the largest and most active blood donors in the country. The Church aims to continue this noble endeavor as part of its Christian duty and social responsibility.
For more than a decade, congregants of MCGI have generously donated lifesaving blood, which is part of its teachings on helping save the lives of those in need of blood. For eight consecutive years up to 2020, the Philippine Blood Center (PBC) and the Department of Health recognized MCGI for consistently contributing 2,000 units of blood or more every year, bestowing the organization with the highest distinction, the Gawad Jose Rizal Award.
As one of the biggest blood donors in the country, MCGI has surpassed other organizations in terms of volume and frequency of donations. In 2019 alone, MCGI donated 5,801 bags of blood to the Philippine Blood Center and its beneficiaries, making it the top blood donor for that year. The DOH reported that MCGI’s blood donation drive has helped save thousands of lives and improve the country’s blood supply.
MCGI’s blood donation drive is part of its advocacy to do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith, as written in Galatians 6:10. The Church believes that donating blood is a noble act of charity that reflects the love and sacrifice of Jesus Christ, who shed his blood for the redemption of mankind.”