NVPH signs MOA with LGU Aritao
As part of the celebration of Blood Donors Month held at Aritao National High School last August 2, the Nueva Vizcaya Provincial Hospital (NVPH) headed by Dr. Arlene I. Jara made an official partnership with the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Aritao headed by Mayor Remelina P. Galam through signing of Memorandum of Partnership (MOP).
In the agreement, the municipality of Aritao agreed that NVPH will conduct voluntary bloodletting activities in their municipality at least twice a year with at least 50 blood donors. NVPH will provide all necessary supplies and technical equipment for blood donation activities as well as the personnel. And all blood that will be collected will be deposited at NVPH blood bank.
NVPH will also be responsible for the testing of the transfusion transmitted diseases of the collected blood units, storage, and issuance with proper letter of recommendation from the municipality of Aritao while the municipality of Aritao is responsible with the master listing of probable blood donors, recruitment and the inventory of available blood units deposited at NVPH.
In case there will be a resident of the municipality of Aritao who will be needing of blood, they can now easily secure it at NVPH as long as there will be a recommendation from the representatives of Mayor Peros who are its Municipal Health Officer (MHO) Dr. Samson S. Valera, Jr. and Medical Technologist Ma. Lorelea Lopez.
Clients have an option to choose whether it is 1:1 deposit scheme which is equal to 1 bag deducted to their blood stock and the patient will pay for the cost of the screening depending on his/her philhealth membership and place of confinement; 1:2 deposit scheme or a bag will be credited to NVPH in exchange for the laboratory screening cost and 1 bag credited to the municipality of Aritao for their patients; and a Maximum of two (2) units allowed for every patient admitted at NVPH except in severe cases and on the discretion of the Local Chief Executive. It covers packed red blood cells, whole blood and fresh frozen plasma only while platelet concentrates are subject to its availability.
The municipality of Aritao has an ordinance which mandates it to implement a sustainable program on voluntary blood donation and to provide an adequate supply of safe blood to the people of Nueva Vizcaya. It is also in connection with Republic Act 7719 otherwise known as the National Blood Services Act of 1994.
Dr. Jara extended her heartfelt gratitude to the municipality of Aritao for choosing them as their partner in their advocacy, promoting and encouraging people to voluntarily donate their blood, and to have a healthy lifestyle through regular conduct of donor recruitment, as well as retention and care of the existing voluntary blood donors. #mccd