CLARK FREEPORT ZONE – Not all heroes wear capes. Some of them save lives with the very thing that also keeps them alive.
In partnership with the Philippine Red Cross, Quest Hotel and Conference Center – Clark organized its annual blo od donation activity on July 20, 2017 at The Hilltop, with participants comprised of hotel and Mimosa golf staff members.
Among the donors were the General Manager himself, Patrick Beck, Hotel Manager Ric Lopez, and Food and Beverage Director Frank Wagner. A group coming from Midori Clark Hotel and Casino was also invited to take part in the activity.
“We believe that this is a great way to give back to the local community, and we are sure that through the blood drive, we supply the Red Cross with healthy and reliable blood from the employees of Quest and Mimosa,” Beck said. The general manager was a regular in donating blood.
According to Ana Laguerta, Human Resources Manager, the blood donation activity was the second one initiated by the company, and that it would be a staple event for the years to come.
Dubbed as the event where “every blood donor is a hero,” a total of 35 bags of blood were collected. Besides providing their medical and health history through questionnaires, participants were also counseled and physically examined by The Red Cross staff to confirm if they were fit enough to undergo the session.
The collected blood will be kept by the Philippine Red Cross for patients and emergencies needing them. Each unit of blood collected will be examined for five transfusion-transmissible infectious diseases, namely: HIV, Malaria, Syphilis, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C before it is transfused to the patients.
The Red Cross assures that donating blood is completely safe. Needles are ensured to be sterile and disposed after a single use.
Not only does this act save patients’ lives, but also improves the overall health of the donors themselves. Repeated blood donations may aid the blood flow in a way that is less damaging to the lining of the blood vessels, and could result in fewer arterial blockages. Donating can also regulate the body’s iron levels and prevent the accumulation of toxic quantities.
Filinvest Mimosa+ Leisure City
The Mimosa Leisure Estate is home to Quest Hotel and Conference Center, Clark, a 303-room hotel with eight spacious function rooms for MICE and life’s most meaningful events. It is also home to the Mimosa Golf Course, with two, par-72, 18-hole courses that tests both enthusiasts and veterans alike.
For bookings and inquiries, visit www. questhotelsandresorts.com/ clark and mimosagolf.com or call +63 (45) 599 8000.
About Chroma Hospitality, Inc.
Chroma Hospitality, Inc. owned by Filinvest Hospitality Corporation is the management company behind Crimson Hotel Filinvest, Manila, Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan in Cebu, Quest Hotel and Conference Center in Cebu City and Quest Hotel and Conference Center in Clark, Pampanga and the highly anticipated Crimson Resort and Spa Boracay set to open in 2017. Chroma Hospitality is a young, forward-thinking company crafting bold, innovative hospitality brands and currently manages 1,365 rooms.
For more information, please visit chromahospitality.com.