Today we celebrate the World Blood Donor Day along with the World Health Organization (WHO), who is recognized by honoring those who have helped save lives by selflessly donating their blood.
Since January 2017, Sitel Group associates around the world have donated enough blood to help more than 9,000 individuals in their communities –a tangible demonstration of how our culture and values come to live through our incredible people. Committed and passionate individuals improving the world, giving back and positively impacting their communities, while showing that there is a different way to do business.
“Our values are not something that are just on the wall,” said Carole Balligand, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at Sitel Group. “Our people are truly living them every day around the world. We are proud our associates give back in such a big way to their communities – truly making a difference.”
The theme of this year’s WHO campaign Be there for someone else. Give blood. Share life, draws attention to the role of voluntary donations in encouraging people to care for one another and generate social ties and a united community. With more than 75,000 employees worldwide, our ability to communicate effectively and passionately about what Sitel Group is doing in this area – in both a personal yet focused manner – is absolutely essential and a top priority for us. As such, find below some examples on how we are helping:
Sitel India holds regular blood drives to encourage regular blood donors to continue giving blood and to motivate people who have never given blood to become regular donors. Since January 2017, more than 600 associates donated blood.
In early 2018, Sitel Philippines was honored by the Department of Health (DOH) and the Philippine Blood Center (PBC) with the Antonio Luna Award as a “blood donation hero” for collecting more than 200 voluntary blood donations this year.
“We have participated in the Philippine Blood Center blood donation drives since 2015,” said Kalpak Huddar, HR Leader for APAC, Sitel Group. “It’s a great way for our associates to actively participate in a project highly beneficial to the community. It gives them a sense of fulfillment knowing that their blood donation can save someone else’s life.”
To learn more about blood donation and how you can help, visit the World Health Organization website.