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REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7719 - AN ACT PROMOTING VOLUNTARY BLOOD DONATION, PROVIDING FOR AN ADEQUATE SUPPLY OF SAFE BLOOD, REGULATING BLOOD BANKS, AND PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION THEREOF
Section 1. Title. — This Act shall be known as the "National Blood Services Act of 1994".
Sec. 2. Declaration of Policy. — In order to
promote public health, it is hereby declared the policy of the State:
Sec. 3. Definitions. — For purposes of this Act,
the following terms shall mean:
Sec. 4. Promotion of Voluntary Blood Donation. —
In order to ensure adequate supply of human blood, voluntary blood
donation shall be promoted through the following:
Sec. 5. National Voluntary Blood Services Program. — The Department, in cooperation with the PNRC and PBCC and other government agencies and non-governmental organizations shall plan and implement a National Voluntary Blood Services Program (NVBSP) to meet in a revolutionary manner, the needs for blood transfusion in all regions of the country. Funds for this purpose shall be provided by the Government through the budgetary allocation of the Department, by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) with an initial amount of at least Twenty-five million pesos (P25,000,000), by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) with an initial amount of at least Twenty-five million pesos (P25,000,000), by the trust liability account of the Duty Free Shop (Duty Free Philippines) with an initial amount of at least Twenty million pesos (P20,000,000) and through contributions of other agencies such as civic organizations.
Sec. 6. Upgrading of Services and Facilities. —
All blood banks/centers shall provide preventive health services such
as education and counselling on blood transfusion transmissible
diseases. All government hospitals, including those that have
been devolved, shall be required to establish voluntary blood donation
programs and all private hospitals shall be encouraged to establish
voluntary blood donation programs.
Sec. 7. Phase-out of Commercial Blood Banks. — All commercial blood banks shall be phased-out over a period of two (2) years after the effectivity of this Act, extendable to a maximum period of two (2) years by the Secretary.
Sec. 8. Non-Profit Operation. — All blood banks/centers shall operate on a non-profit basis: provided, that they may collect service fees not greater than the maximum prescribed by the Department which shall be limited to the necessary expenses entailed in collecting and processing of blood. Blood shall be collected from healthy voluntary donors only.
Sec. 9. Regulation of Blood Services. — It shall
be unlawful for any person to establish and operate a blood bank/center
unless it is registered and issued a license to operate by the
Department: provided, that in case of emergencies, blood collection and
transfusion under the responsibility of the attending physician shall
be allowed in hospitals without such license under certain conditions
prescribed by the Department. No license shall be granted or
renewed by the Department for the establishment and operation of a
blood bank/center unless it complies with the standards prescribed by
the Department. Such blood bank/center shall be under the
management of a licensed and qualified physician duly authorized by the
Approved: May 5, 1994