D&G Foundation supports JIS blood drive
In addition to providing Malta to rejuvenate donors, the D&G Foundation took a team of volunteers who rolled up their sleeves and gave blood for the cause.
“We’re really heartened by the support we got. We exceeded the target of 50 units of blood and we are really grateful to our partners for coming on board with us,” saidLorraine Mendez, JIS radio manager who organized the blood drive held at the agency’s Half Way Tree Road offices.
The D&G Foundation is the charitable arm of the Red Stripe business and is structured to encourage volunteerism among the company’s employees.
“When we asked our team members to participate in the blood drive, it wasn’t a hard sell. And as you can see, they are fully behind the initiative,” said Stacy-Ann Smith, Red Stripe’s brand and corporate PR manager. “Much of what we do at the Foundation is grounded in support for the community and the truth is there’s really no better way to give back than to give this precious gift of life.”
“We’ve all at some point received a call or seen a message on social media about someone in desperate need of blood. That will continue to happen unless we each participate in blood drives like this, whenever we can, and as often as we can,” said Jacqueline Wright, an inventory analyst at Red Stripe.
With an annual blood drive of its own, the beer company remains among the top corporate donors to the National Blood Transfusion Service, NBTS. Corporate led drives continue to support the NBTS which has an annual target of 60,000 units of blood, of which it collects only about 50 percent in any given year.
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