In partnership with the Philippine Red Cross - Bulacan Chapter, Magna Prime Chemical Technologies Inc. had another bloodletting program on June 3, 2022, showcasing its LAKBAYANIHAN culture (Lakbay Tayo. Bayani Ako. Bayanihan Tayo.)
“Out of 80 volunteers, we had 49 successful donors. It was overwhelming because, despite their busy schedule, these employees took time to volunteer and participate in our bloodletting activity, " said Leah Bautista RN, the company’s nurse.
Magna Prime’s Bloodletting Program 2022 is one of the health and wellness projects of the company’s Human Resource Department. The program was organized in line with Republic Act No. 7719 (National Blood Services Act of 1994), encouraging employees to voluntarily donate blood to provide a sufficient supply of safe blood and to help blood banks.
The program was also held in time before World Blood Donor Day 2022, emphasizing the healthcare system’s need for safe blood to save lives.
“Meron talagang health benefits ang blood donation, I want to tell them that this is for humanitarian causes. We are donating blood to save lives,” Nurse Leah explained.
Staying true to its LAKBAYANIHAN culture, Magna Prime continues to organize such activities to encourage camaraderie and malasakit among its employees while fulfilling its corporate social responsibility. The company's LAKBAYANIHAN culture promotes three major values:
- LAKBAY TAYO - We journey together with fun and learning, guided by our principles of putting God first, followed by loving our families, working with honor, and serving others.
- BAYANI AKO - We believe that leadership is servanthood. We believe that humility is the beginning of wisdom. We believe in the value of entrepreneurial spirit in providing solutions. We are resilient in the face of adversity.
- BAYANIHAN TAYO - We promote collaboration where voices are heard and ideas are respected. We believe in the virtue of malasakit for our organization and its people. We believe in dignity and value one another as a family. We are committed to providing excellence through our products and services for the Glory of God.
"As part of the culture of LAKBAYANIHAN and having Malasakit for the company and its employees, we held our bloodletting program not only to promote wellness but also to show people that donating blood can save lives,” said Ms. Rovelyn Santiago, Magna Prime’s HR manager.
The bloodletting program was held in its multi-purpose hall, which also serves as the venue for most of its gatherings and other company activities.
Before the pandemic, Magna Prime had been an active blood donor for the Philippine Red Cross, and it plans to keep it that way.