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Accountant General’s Dept wins Corporate Blood Donor of the Year

Bermuda Hospitals Board (BHB) and the Ministry of Health, Seniors and Environment are pleased to announce that the Accountant General’s Department is the 2015 Corporate Blood Donor of the year.

The Accountant General’s Department has been awarded the revolving trophy and a certificate as a symbol of their commitment to saving lives and caring for those with therapeutic transfusion needs, such as sickle cell and cancer patients.

This year there were ten contestants, including ACE, AON, Arnold’s/Café Cairo, Butterfield Bank, Kitson Group of Companies, Auto Solutions, Butterfield and Vallis, XL Group and the Bermuda Police Service.

BHB Chief of Pathology Dr Clyde Wilson said: “We would like to encourage all corporations and organisations to participate in our 2015/16 Corporate Blood Drive, which begins next week. This is such a wonderful way to save and improve lives in Bermuda. We aren’t looking for financial donations – just half an hour and a pint of blood from each individual every few months. It’s easy for a company sign up – just call or email the Blood Donor Centre at blood.donor@bhb.bm or 236-5067 and we’ll send you the form. We are also writing to all Bermuda-based businesses so look out for the information. It’s a great way to build a community-minded, engaged organisation.”

Assistant Accountant General Crystal Burgess said: “We are so proud to have won as it reflects the commitment of our department staff, their friends and families in saving and improving lives in Bermuda. One out of every three people in Bermuda is expected to require blood at some point, so donating blood is personal to us. It’s for our loved ones, ourselves and all the people in our community. We look forward to trying to keep the title next year!”

Click here for more information about donating blood.


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