DOPPLER shows great sensitivity in its employees’ and their family’s health matters. For that reason, DOPPLER, organizes three times a year a “blood donation day”. The purpose of that day is not only to attract new blood donors, but also to encourage the existing ones to donate more frequently. We also aim to minimize peoples’ fear of the blood donation and clarify that it is a simple and short procedure but extremely important.
Following up this cause, we created the “DOPPLER Blood Bank” which collects supplies for our employees and their families in case of emergency. Four years ago DOPPLER took the initiative and organized its first blood donation day. Since, the participation was overwhelming, we decided to establish it three times every year, in February, June and October.
Our last donation day for this year was held in our head offices, in Polykastro, on 19th of October. This time’s objective was to create wider public awareness of the need for regular, unpaid blood donation, and inspire those who have not yet donated blood to start donating, particularly young people. Thankfully, a large amount of our employees contributed to this cause.
Blood donation is a simple four-step process: registration, medical history and mini-physical, donation and refreshments. One blood donation typically takes less than 10-12 minutes and has the potential to save as many as 3 lives.