In an effort to assist the PMH Blood Bank, AML Foods Ltd teamed up with Friends of the Blood Bank to host two in-store blood drives. During the first quarter of 2016, Solomon’s Super Centre and Cost Right shoppers generously donated 25 pints of blood to add to the hospital’s supply.
“We have a strong partnership with the Friends of The Blood Bank and as an organization, we admire the dedication of their team to secure much needed blood donations for our country’s largest hospital facility,” said Monalisa Sweeting, event organizer and Brand Manager at Cost Right and Solomon’s Super Center.
“The blood drives in February and March have set what is hopefully a tread for the rest of 2016. This is the third year we’ve partnered with Mr. Basil Christie, Founder and Director of the Friends of The Blood Bank and his associates to make it convenient for our customers to give blood.”
On Saturday February 27 at Solomon’s Super Center, a team of 25 volunteers collected 18 pints of blood. “We were very pleased with the AML Foods team hosting blood drives in February and again in March. The response of the staff and customers was appreciated and we look forward to the next chapter with hope for an even higher response in the future,” Christie said.
The second drive was held on Friday March 11 at Cost Right where volunteers collected seven pints of blood.
According to the Friends of the Blood Bank, each pint collected has the potential to save three lives. AML hopes to continue to work with the group to provide opportunities for greater awareness and additional blood donations.
“As a corporate citizen, we commend the work being done by Mr. Christie and his team and are committed to supporting them in their goal of boosting critical blood supply at PMH,” Renea Bastian, Vice President of Marketing & Communications at AML said.
“We’re also grateful to our customers for taking the time to perform such selfless acts at the in-house blood drives. Many persons take the time to donate and even those who are unable to give, due to health reasons, are still made aware of the need and are able to help to spread the word.”
The Blood Bank hosts similar events at corporate offices and retail establishments throughout the country. Companies wishing to participate are encouraged to call the Blood Bank at the Princess Margaret Hospital for further information.