March 18, 2016
MANILA, Philippines – At least 3,000 people took part in the Quezon City government’s bid to organize one of the world’s largest human blood droplet formations today, Friday.
The participants used some 2,160 square meters of space at the Amoranto Sports Complex in Quezon City to form the biggest human blood drop.
During the event, participants from the city’s barangays, schools, religious organizations, non-government organizations and people’s organizations wore red clothes and formed a shape of a drop of blood.
City hall personnel and barangay health workers also joined the gathering.
Human blood formation events have been previously organized in Korea and India.
But India currently holds the title for the largest human blood formation as more than 10,000 participants joined the said event in November 2013.
The QC government stressed that the main purpose of the event was to raise awareness on the importance of blood donation as a life-saving service.
To make the occasion more meaningful, the city government, in partnership with the Philippine Blood Center, also hosted a bloodletting activity.
Over 1,000 blood donors participated in the event.
City health officer Dr. Verdades Linga said patients suffering from maternal complications, HIV/AIDS, dengue, and other diseases needing blood transfusion will benefit from the bloodletting activity.
Linga said collecting blood units include the Philippine Heart Center, National Kidney and Transplant Institute, Lung Center of the Philippines, Philippine Children’s Medical Center, QC General Hospital, East Avenue Medical, and Quirino Memorial Medical Center.