iACADEMY joins blood donation drive
In a bid to make a tangible difference in the community, iACADEMY collaborated with the Philippine National Red Cross, Rizal Chapter, Makati Branch, for a Blood Donation Drive on October 20, 2023. This initiative falls under the auspices of the Social Orientation and Community Involvement unit (SOCI) and NSTP, reflecting iACADEMY's commitment to holistic education and community welfare.
At iACADEMY, it goes beyond the traditional boundaries of education; the institution places a strong emphasis on cultivating responsible, compassionate, and community-driven individuals. The Blood Donation Drive aimed to instill in students the values of Bayanihan—a core aspect of Filipino culture—and the importance of affecting positive social impact through simple yet profound acts of generosity.
The event was met with an enthusiastic response from the iACADEMY community. A total of 77 pre-registration sign-ups were recorded, with 63 individuals registering as donors. As the day unfolded, 37 individuals stepped forward as heroes, successfully donating their precious life-giving blood. Among these heroes were students and dedicated iACADEMY faculty and staff.
Each volunteer's donation of one (1) bag, or 450ml, of blood is a vital contribution to the cause. These seemingly small acts collectively resulted in more than 16 liters of blood across various blood types being added to the PNRC's blood reserve.
This initiative not only has the potential to save countless lives but also serves as a tangible reminder of iACADEMY's commitment to fostering a culture of social responsibility. By participating in this Blood Donation Drive, the iACADEMY community exemplified the institution's core values of empathy, community involvement, and the ability to create positive change.
iACADEMY extends its heartfelt gratitude to all those who participated in this life-affirming event. Their selflessness and willingness to give of themselves in such a meaningful way demonstrate the power of unity, compassion, and the spirit of Bayanihan.
The institution looks forward to more such community-driven initiatives in the future, aiming to empower its students to be not just leaders in their chosen fields, but also change-makers in society.
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