February 08 2019
By AEDRIANNE ACAR
Pambansang Bae Alden Richards showed his full support for the GMA Kapuso Foundation 2019 Bloodletting Day at the GMA Network Center.
Right after Eat Bulaga, the Kapuso actor went directly to Studio 1 of GMA-7 where the bloodletting event is being held today, February 8. This is the second year that he will donate blood for this project of the GMA Kapuso Foundation and the Philippines Red Cross.
In his interview with Kapuso showbiz reporter Nelson Canlas, Alden explained why it is important for him to support the Kapuso Bloodletting Day.
He said, “Kasi nung first time na pumunta po ako sa Bloodletting ng GMA Kapuso foundation talagang nag-ask lang sila ng favor for me to say ‘Hi’ ganiyan. Encourage everyone to donate blood.”
“Eh naisip ko kasi anong sense nang pagpunta ko kung ako mismo hindi nagdo-donate so parang in a way para mas mabigyan naman ng value ‘yung pagpunta ko, I see to it na every time na I get invited here nakakapag-donate ako ng dugo,” Alden added.
The former Victor Magtanggol star also encouraged every Kapuso to donate their blood, because your donation could save countless lives.
“Masarap kasi 'yung feeling. Isipin mo ‘yung mga nakikinabang [ng blood donation mo] na nabibigyan ng chance na ma-extend ang buhay. Especially dun sa mga Kapuso natin na may malubhang sakit na kailangan ng blood transfusion or kailangan ng dugo,
“Yun ‘yung mas rewarding na feeling more than the physical pain. Actually wala naman pain talaga magagaling naman ‘yung mga med techs [medical technologist] ng Red Cross na nag-e-extract ng blood, so flawless naman.”
“Iba talaga ‘yung feeling, kasi dugo ‘yun, part of your life tapos parang binigay mo ‘yung buhay mo sa iba.”
As of 3:00 PM, the Kapuso Bloodletting Day collected over 245 blood bags.