Guwahati: HDFC Bank, India’s leading private sector bank will hold a nation-wide ‘Blood Donation Drive’ on Friday, December 9.
The annual campaign is HDFC Bank’s leading healthcare initiative under its flagship CSR program #Parivartan.
In its 14th year, blood donation camps will be organized at over 5,500 centers in 1,150 cities across India. This includes large corporates, colleges and bank branches.
Over 4.5 lakh donors are expected to participate in this year’s drive. The Bank has tied up with local hospitals, blood banks and, colleges across these cities for technical and functional assistance.
Over 1,200 colleges across the country have been assigned as donation centers.
“It is the 14th year of our All-India Blood Donation campaign – an initiative that we have been proud to support since 2007,” Bhavesh Zaveri, Group Head – Operations, HDFC Bank, said.
HDFC Bank #Parivartan is committed to bringing about a positive change in society. The all-India Blood Donation Drive is aimed at creating awareness about the importance of Blood Donation.
“A single unit of blood can save up to 3 lives. Blood Donation can save millions of lives, and it is the next generation that needs to drive this message in the years to come. I would like to extend my deepest regards to all people involved with this initiative over the years in making this initiative such a huge success,” Ashima Bhat, Group Head – Business Finance & Strategy, Administration, Infrastructure, ESG & CSR, said.
The initiative has been recognized and certified by Guinness World Records as the ‘Largest (single day, multiple venues) Blood Donation Drive’ in 2013.
The initiative was started in the year 2007 with just 88 centres and 4000 donors.