A Filipina COVID-19 survivor in Hong Kong plans to give back to society by giving her precious blood plasma to severe COVID-19 patients to help them recover from the disease.
Jinkie Alhambra, a domestic worker, recovered from COVID-19 after spending 23 days in Queen Mary Hospital. She confessed that when she tested positive of the disease, she received a US$200 financial assistance from the Philippine Government through the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA).
However, after receiving the cash aid, Alhambra decided to donate it to the poor families in her neighborhood in Dasmarinas City, Cavite.
“Malaking tulong naman din po yung Php10,000, yung US$200. Kung baga, may maitutulong sa akin kung anuman, pero I chose to start a relief drive, idinonate ko po iyon,” says the OFW.
Even her friends in Hong Kong contributed in the relief drive wherein they were able to distribute 5kgs of rice to the 100 families all over Alhambra’s neighborhood in Brgy. Sto. Cristo.
On Apr 1, the 42-year-old OFW was declared COVID-19 free and was discharged from the hospital.
“I’m really hoping na magiging maganda ang anti bodies count ko dahil it is something namakapag-donate ako ng blood plasma para makatulong sa mga may Covid-19,” says the OFW.
Alhambra was working away from her family for 15 long years. Her children are both professionals who graduated from De La Salle University in Dasmarinas. His older son I a graphic artist while his younger son is a radiology technician.