Saving lives all in a day’s work for Water Corporation employees

20/12/2017

Employees from Water Corporation’s Bunbury office have given the gift of life this festive season, by rolling up their sleeves to donate blood at the Bunbury Donor Centre.

Water Corporation employees from Bunbury roll up their sleeves to donate blood

Their efforts form part of Water Corporation’s Red25 team, which has held the title of the WA’s largest blood donor in the Australian Red Cross Blood Service’s Red25 Corporate Category for the past six years. Employees have made more than 3,822 donations made between 2011 and 2017 – saving 11,466 lives.

 

Water Corporation Acting Regional Manager, Nicky Waite, encouraged other local businesses and community members to donate blood.

 

“We’re immensely proud at the Water Corporation to be able to give back to the community by donating blood, especially during this busy time of year,” Ms Waite said.

 

“We’re hoping our enthusiasm will encourage other organisations to sign up to Red25 and make a difference.”

 

Australian Red Cross Blood Service spokesperson, Gina Tracey, hoped more organisations would follow Water Corporation’s lead and sign up to give blood this festive season.

 

“We still need more people to roll up their sleeves in Bunbury this month, with appointments on some days less than half full,” Mrs Tracey said.

 

“We know Christmas is a busy time of year, but what better gift to give at Christmas than the gift of saving three lives in one hour.” 

 

To donate, contact the Australian Red Cross Blood Service on 13 14 95 or go to www.donateblood.com.au

 

Did you know?

  • One blood donation can save up to three lives

  • Water Corporation held the title of the largest blood donor in the Australian Red Cross Blood Service’s Red25 Corporate Category for the past six years. Employees have made more than 3,822 donations made between 2011 and 2017 – saving 11,466 lives.

  • The Australian Red Cross Blood Service is one of Water Corporation’s partners through its employee giving program, Wavemakers, which allows employees to give back to the Western Australia community.


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