Iloilo North brethren unite in donating blood
By KYLA DATOON and MARK ANDRO T. MILAN
Date Posted: March 7, 2021
Covid-19 cases continue to soar but other emergency cases also require immediate attention. With that in mind, Iglesia Ni Cristo members from the Local Congregation of Sara, Ecclesiastical District of Iloilo North volunteered to donate blood on February 26, 2021.
The brethren underwent health screening protocols to make sure they were qualified donors.
Romel Tady, Church officer and medical technologist at a public hospital in Sara, was among those who participated in the blood donation drive in the capacity both as organizer and donor. “It’s truly risky, as the nature of my job entails being exposed to any kind of disease. Extra care is a must so I won’t be infected with whatever illness it is that we’re examining,” he said.
Despite being busy caring for Covid-19 patients, he is also always there when Church duty calls. He said, “I firmly believe that, as I actively perform my Church duties despite the pandemic, the Lord God will keep me safe.”
Brother Eroberto Cadigoy, the Christian Family Organizations (CFO) overseer of the district, led the event. On behalf of the congregation, he said, “We thank the Church Administration for allowing us to conduct this activity. It aims to help not only Church members but even nonmembers who are in need of blood.” — With reports from INC News Section