Decreasing blood donation is a major concern nowadays as lack of stock can cause serious danger
To raise awareness of blood donation, team ‘Solaris’ (a group of volunteers within GBS Europe), with the help of the Hungarian Red Cross, is organizing blood donation opportunities for BP employees both in Szeged and Budapest offices.
From the very beginning, BP offers the possibility to donate blood in the office three times a year, where usually around 100 colleagues participate and potentially save around 350 lives.
Team Solaris supports the volunteers while coordinating the whole process. They also accompany any colleagues who may want help to translate the local language to properly understand every single step and feel confident to take part. After each donation, every volunteer gets a sandwich, chocolate and a coupon as an acknowledgement of the good deed.
Giving blood regularly is not something I have to do, it’s something I want to do. I think this is one of the easiest ways to help people, to do something good – as well as to do something for my health, too. The fact, that BP has been organizing these regular events on site is so convenient: I can contribute to a good cause without having to spend time travelling somewhere else.Claudia Rabe, Lead CSR, regular blood-donor