For the fourth consecutive year, ANTEA staff has joined the Blood Donation volunteer initiative. In cooperation with the National Blood Transfusion Center, at a dedicated environment in the factory’s premises, the ANTEA staff gave their contribution, donating blood to help children with Thalassemia.
Each year, Albania needs over 30,000 units of blood but only 20,000 units manage to be collected. According to official figures, there are over 300 Thalassemia patients who need to receive blood every month; without mentioning the injured persons involved in car accidents, and those who are in urgent need of blood such as surgical interventions. To assist people in these situations, ANTEA staff and its contractors have turned the blood donation campaign into a time-honored initiative.
The company has effectively created its own blood bank, serving its employees and contractors who can use it for their needs or those of their families, in case of emergencies. The established annual initiative is mediated by the Health and Safety Department, also part of the company’s Annual Corporate Social Responsibility Action Plan.