Since March 2011, ICICI Foundation has given ICICI Bank employees the opportunity to save lives in the time it takes for a tea break. At the blood donation drive held at ICICI Bank corporate headquarters in Mumbai, employees were able to help bridge the gap between the nine million units of blood India requires every year and the seven million it collects
In fiscal 2017, 20 blood donation camps were organised where more than 2,300 ICICI Group’s employees donated blood across India in this life-saving initiative. To make all employees aware that blood donation is a safe and worthwhile practice, ICICI Foundation shares facts on blood donation to dispel common myths. ICICI Foundation’s partnership with the State Blood Transfusion Council (SBTC) ensures that every blood donation event meets the highest hygiene and comfort standards.
To make all employees aware that blood donation is a safe and worthwhile practice, in the weeks leading up to the drive, ICICI Foundation shares information to dispel common myths and explain the realities of donating – it’s safe, easy, and every donation can save three lives. ICICI Foundation’s partnership with the State Blood Transfusion Council (SBTC) ensures that every blood donation event meets the highest hygiene and comfort standards.
The blood collected goes to the SBTC’s premier blood banks, which provides safe blood at the lowest price to people from low socio-economic backgrounds and regularly provides blood for free to children with thalassemia and sickle cell anemia. Some of our blood bank partners are JJ Mahanagar Rakhtapedhi, Mumbai; AIIMS, Delhi; SSKM Govt. Hospital, Kolkata; Kasturba Gandhi Government Hospital, Chennai; and SPM Civil Hospital, Lucknow.