NEW DELHI: HDFC Bank is organizing a nationwide Blood Donation Campaign on Friday, December 9, 2011. People in 521 Indian cities will be able to donate blood at over 679 designated centres from 0900 hrs to 1700 hrs in what is one of the nation’s biggest single-day blood donation campaigns where individual donors, including many Bank executives, are expected to donate blood. The Bank has tied up with major hospitals and blood banks across these cities for technical assistance.
This is HDFC Bank’s fifth such annual blood donation camp. The Bank started this initiative in 2007 when over 4000 volunteers came forward for a national cause. Since then the camp has grown in size and stature. In the very first year, over 4000 units of blood were collected. Since then, the quantum of collection had jumped six-fold to touch over 25,500 units last year.
“Blood is precious. It feels good to know that every year more and more people are joining this noble cause. Every minute of every day, someone needs blood. That blood can only come from a volunteer donor, a person like you and me, makes it all the more precious. There is no substitute for your donation,” said Mr. Bhavesh Zaveri, Country Head, Operations, HDFC Bank told INDIACSR. “The problem is more acute in our country where the gap between demand and supply of blood is acute and growing. Please join us in our mission to maintain safe and stable blood supply by making your appointment to donate blood on Friday.”
Promoted in 1995 by Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC), India’s leading housing finance company, HDFC Bank is one of India’s premier banks providing a wide range of financial products and services to its 21 million customers across hundreds of Indian cities using multiple distribution channels including a pan-India network of branches, ATMs, phone banking, net banking and mobile banking. Within a relatively short span of time, the bank has emerged as a leading player in retail banking, wholesale banking, and treasury operations, its three principal business segments.