Bermuda Police Win Corporate Blood Drive 2016

June 14, 2016

The Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] and the Ministry of Health and Seniors has announced that the Bermuda Police Service [BPS] is the winner of the Corporate Blood Drive 2015/16.

The announcement was made today [June 14] in honour of World Blood Donor Day.

A spokesperson said, “This is the third Bermuda Corporate Blood Drive that has taken place, and the Bermuda Police Service has been awarded the revolving trophy and a certificate to thank them for their commitment to saving lives and caring for those with therapeutic transfusion needs, such as sickle cell and cancer patients.”

This year there were fourteen contestants, including AIG, Ariel Re, Aon Group [Bermuda], the Bank of Butterfield, Butterfield & Vallis, Bermuda Government Department of Corrections, Bermuda Government Department of Accountant General, Bermuda Government -H. M. Customs, Bermuda Police Service, FIL Limited, Kitson Group of Companies, Validus Services, XL Catlin, and Zurich Bermuda.

Minister of Health and Seniors Jeanne Atherden said, “Bermuda relies 100 percent on local, voluntary donations so it is heartening to see our businesses supporting this competition. I hope more sign up next year. It helps build morale and camaraderie as employees donate, but more than that, it saves lives.”

BPS members with Minister Atherden and members of the Blood Donor Centre and mascot Betsie Blooddrop:

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“Organisations can make a huge impact in the community, just by encouraging and supporting their employees’ decision to donate. I especially urge more people under the age of 25 to donate…it only takes half an hour but your donation can improve or save someone’s life.”

Dr. Clyde Wilson, BHB Chief of Pathology said, “We would like to thank all the companies who were involved in the Corporate Blood Drive 2015/16. Their support and encouragement is so important. It could be any one of us whose life needs saving or healing.

“A complication in childbirth or surgery, an accident, or an illness such as cancer. There are so many people a blood donor helps and organisations who support their employee donors demonstrate great community commitment. It couldn’t be easier for company sign up for the 2016/17 competition – just call or email the Blood Donor Centre at blood.donor@bhb.bm or 236-5067 and we’ll send you the form.”

Superintendent James Howard of the Bermuda Police Service said, “We are very pleased to win the Corporate Blood Drive 2015/16 and proud of our staff and their families who put the lives of those in our community first by giving blood.

“The police see many of the victims of accidents and violence whose lives are eventually saved by blood transfusions as part of our work. But on any given day it could also be one of our family members, friends, colleagues or even ourselves who may need that life-saving transfusion.

“We were very proud and motivated to take part in the competition and we are encouraging other organizations to sign up next year to push it even higher.”

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  1. moonbeam says:

    Thank you Officers !