Blood Donation Drives
On World Blood Donor Day, SupportCY of the Bank of Cyprus and the Blood Center organised a joint event at the Presidential Palace with the aim of strengthening blood stocks ahead of the summer.
June 14 has been established by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Red Cross and the Red Crescent, as the International Day of the Voluntary Blood Donor. On this day, the anonymous voluntary blood donor is honoured internationally for offering two valuable goods without reward: a little bit of time and a small amount of blood. This year's message of this world day was 'Give blood, give plasma, share life, share often'.
Members of staff of the Presidential Palace, the Presidential Guard as well as members of the National Guard, the Cyprus Police, the Fire Service, the Ambulance Service and members of the SupportCY Volunteer Corps participated in the blood drive at the Presidential Palace.
Additionally, Bank of Cyprus and Eurolife, in collaboration with the Blood Center, organize the Cyprus-wide blood donation campaign “We need new blood”, every summer and every December, in their central buildings with the voluntary participation of the employees.