The Philippine Red Cross sent out a request for blood donors for specific types of blood. Having one of the types of blood needed, I was placed on the list of donors who volunteered to give blood.
They put us in a landing barge like those used in WWII and took us ashore, where we were transported to the Manila Hospital to donate our blood. After giving the blood, the Philippine Red Cross took us to a restaurant for an all you can eat spaghetti dinner with all the trims and dressings and San Miguel.
After the dinner was complete, the Red Cross representative came around and personally handed each and every donor a ONE PESO coin, which had just recently been retrieved from the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.