Philippine Blood Coordinating Council
34th Annual Convention
August 23-25, 2017 EDSA Shangri-La Manila

  1. Due to the limited capacity of the Isla Ballroom, only the first 600 attendees will be accommodated inside on a “first to come first to be seated” basis. The rest of the attendees will be accommodated in the Marquee Hall located at the mezzanine wherein a simultaneous audio-visual feed of the sessions will be shown.
  2. Reservation of seats is discouraged. Ushers will make sure empty seats are occupied.
  3. Refrain from leaving belongings to secure seats. Ushers will bring these to the registration area for safe keeping.
  4. Snacks and Lunch will be served to you while seated. Please present your stub to the waiter. Lost stub will not be replaced.
  5. Please wear your convention ID at all times in the venue.
  6. Make sure to fill in and sign the PRC Attendance Sheets to facilitate crediting of CPD units. There is a separate sheet for each particular profession i.e. Physicians, Medical Technologists and Nurses. During the Plenary sessions, look for Convention Staff wearing PBCC shirt. They have the attendance sheets for you to sign in the afternoon of day1 and whole day for days 2 and 3.
  7. Convention Staff will roam around in the plenary hall at these schedules:
    Day 1, 4:00pm-5:00pm
    Day 2, 9:30am-11:00am
    Day 2, 2:30pm-4:00pm
    Day 3, 9:30am-11:00am
    Day 3, 1:30pm-3:00pm
  8. Please observe silence in the plenary hall while the session is going on.
  9. Certificates of Attendance may be claimed from the Registration Area on August 25, 2017 at 1:00pm.

We are hoping for your full cooperation.
Thank you.

Organizing Committee
34th PBCC Annual Convention

Message from the President

On behalf of the Executive Board of the Philippine Blood Coordinating Council, I take pride and honor in inviting you to attend the 34th Annual Convention, which will be held at EDSA ShangriLa Hotel in Mandaluyong City on August 23-25, 2017.

This year’s theme, “Blood Safety: Sustaining the Advocacy, Sharing the Responsibility”, emphasizes the singular task of the PBCC in remaining faithful to the spirit of Republic Act 7719 which mandates the promotion of voluntary blood donation and the provision of adequate supply of safe blood.

Over the years, the PBCC has committed to promoting safe and available blood to the millions of Filipinos who need this lifesaving resource. It is a responsibility that we take to heart and something that we share with like-minded stakeholders all over the country, taking into account the scope of our work, the depth of the citizenry’s need and the scarcity of resources and systems by which the ideal is achieved. But Blood Safety is something that we could not compromise even in the harshest of situations and the direst of circumstances. So we have made inroads through heightened campaigns and continue to advocate for nothing less that the world-class standards pertaining to blood safety.

Over the three-day event, the Scientific Committee has prepared topics covering the three principles of learning (knowledge , attitude, skills) that range from the basics to advance technical know-hows that will empower blood bankers, managers and advocates when they return to their respective localities. Research enthusiast will be given the platform to highlight their works at the Dr. Tomas P. Maramba Research Paper Contest and eventually be a source of learning for the rest of the delegates. And the recipient of the prestigious Dr. Jorge C. Peralta Memorial Lecture Award will inspire us with how unparalleled dedication and steadfast commitment could lift a blood program to unprecedented heights.

Take a break from the rigors of the lectures and workshops by attending the Bohemian-themed Fellowship night while renewing old friendships and welcoming new acquaintances. And don’t fail to visit the state-of-the-art and informative exhibits by our partners in the diagnostic industry where they will showcase their latest innovations and services in the field of Blood Banking.

We look forward to seeing you in the convention.

Aldrin L. Bigay, RMT, MPH
PBCC President

PBCC 2017 Officers

President Aldrin L. Bigay RMT
Vice President Mari Karr A. Esguerra, MD
Secretary Salvador P. Aydante Jr., RMT
Asst. Secretary Lurdel Y. Posadas, RMT
Treasurer Adoracion H. Sevilleja, RMT
Asst. Treasurer Maria Mystica Flodayn T. Bautista, MD
Auditor Carmencita G. Parreño, RMT
PRO Gary U. Ong
Immediate Past President Antonio F. Domasian, RMT

Executive Board Members

Oscar Angelou V. Abellon, RMT
Darwin B. Blasco, RMT
Perlita E. Dela Cruz, RMT
Alfie D. Mijaro, RMT
Josephine Jasmine A. Ong, RMT
Remedios O. Ong, RMT
Noel P. Pingoy, MD
Fidel H. Tejada, RMT
Milagros M. Viacrucis, MD

Pre-convention Workshop

  • QC of Reagents and Blood Components
  • Disaster Preparedness and Response

Convention Program

  • World Statistics on Transfusion-transmitted Infections
  • Managing Donor Populations with Emerging Threats
  • Managing Donor Populations in Time of Disaster
  • Autologous Transfusion
  • How to Conduct a Blood Bank Audit
  • Patient Blood Management
  • Platelet Apheresis
  • Stem Cell Apheresis
  • Clinical applications for Reconstituted Blood
  • Qualities and Values of an ideal BSF Personnel
  • Basic Principles of Method Validation
  • Application of Method Validation in TTIs
  • Common Problems Encountered in Pretransfusion Testing
  • Data Privacy and Confidentiality in Blood Bank Setting
  • NBBNets/NVBSP Updates- Certificate of Inclusion and Networking
  • PBC Updates - Apheresis Center and Pathogen Reduction

Dr. Jorge C. Peralta
Memorial Lecture Award

The award will be given to an individual who meets the following criteria:

  1. Unwavering support and commitment to the cause of voluntary blood donation and provision of safe blood for all.
  2. Active participation in PBCC Activities
  3. A recognized expert in his/her own field
  4. Continuing involvement in Professional Education

The awardee will give a 30-minute lecture presentation onn the topic of his/her interest during the Opening Ceremonies.

Please submit or fax nomination forms to the PBCC office on or before July 14, 2017 with attached supporting documents.

The award committee, chaired by Dr. Aileen Riego0Javier will screen and present qualified nominees to the Executive Board for evaluation, selection and approval.

Dr. Tomas P. Maramba, Jr.
Research Paper Contest


  1. The entrant must be a member of PBCC at the time of submission. Any co-entrant(s) may or may not be a member of PBCC. Members of the TPM Research Committee are not eligible to participate/co-author.
  2. Previous presentation or submission to any other meetings, research contest does not preclude eligibility.


  1. An original investigative work in the field of Blood Bank and Transfusion Medicine, and Voluntary Blood Donation done by PBCC members will be eligible. Entries should strive to communicate scientific data or phenomena in the local setting that provide information useful to blood bank practitioners, end users, team leaders and advocated of voluntary blood donation. Data should be referenced whenever possible by citing papers/websites where the information was first introduced. In the case of works submitted for publication, the PBCC member must be the primary author.
  2. All entries must be in English. All entries must represent the original work of the submitting entrant.
  3. The study must have been completed within the last 2 years.

Submission of Entries:

One (1) un-blinded and three (3) blinded manuscripts must be submitted at PBCC Office (Blk. 16 Lot 18D King Edward St., Kingspoint Subd., Brgy. Bagbag, Novaliches, Quezon City) in sealed envelopes on or before July 14, 2017. Electronic copies will not be accepted.

Registration Guidelines

Bank of the Philippine Islands - PHC Branch
Account Name: Philippine Blood Coordinating Council (PBCC)
Account Number: 4251-0061-35

(On or before
July 31, 2017)
Pre-Convention Workshop
Day 1 AM
2,000.00 2,500.00
Day1 PM to Day3
2016 Member
5,700.00 6,200.00
Day1 PM to Day3
6,000.00 6,500.00
Membership Fee 350.00
Note: PBCC members are those who paid the
2016 PBCC Membership only.

Blk. 16 Lot 18D King Edward St., Kingspoint Subd., Brgy. Bagbag, Novaliches, Quezon City
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