By Ngozi Onyeakusi—AIICO Insurance Plc employees rolled up their sleeves today to participate in a blood donation drive to demonstrate their commitment to supporting a healthy community and potentially saving lives.
In commemorating this year’s World Blood Donor Day, the fourth in the series, 62 volunteer members of staff successfully donated blood to the Lagos State Blood Bank.
AIICO Insurance partnered with the Lagos State Government through the Lagos State Blood Transfusion Service for the initiative.
A press release issued by the company quotes the Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Manager, Mrs. Abimbola Shobanjo, as expressing the company’s commitment to the good health and wellbeing of Nigerians at all times.
Mrs. Shobanjo explained that the employees who donated their blood were motivated by patriotism and love for humanity in order to save those in need of blood transfusion for survival.
“World Blood Donor Day serves as a powerful reminder of the life-saving impact a single blood donation can have. We are proud of our employees who stepped forward today to answer the call and contribute to this vital cause.” she said.
Meanwhile, AIICO Insurance has won the prestigious “Community Blood Drive Initiative” Award of the Lagos State Blood Transfusion Service in recognition and appreciation of its significant contributions to the success and impact of the LSBTC mandate of ensuring adequate and high quality blood supply in Lagos State.
The award notification letter to the Managing Director of AIICO Insurance from the Executive Secretary of LSBTS, Dr. B.I. Oshikomaya, explained that the award recognized AIICO’s outstanding commitment, partnership andsupport to LSBTC through its in-kind donations and corporate social responsibility initiatives.
“This award recognizes your partnership, generosity, and shared commitment to advancing blood transfusion services and improving health care outcomes in Lagos State”, Oshikomaya said.
The award was conferred during the Youth Extravaganza of the World Blood Donor Day (WBDD2024) celebration.
AIICO Insurance commenced the employee blood donation scheme in 2021 and has since continued in this endeavour to identify with those in dire need of blood to stay alive and to address the critical need for blood supplies in local health institutions.
The World Blood Donor Day is observed worldwide on June 14 every year to acknowledge the need to create a blood bank for people such as accident victims, anaemic individuals, and others with inadequate blood.
AIICO Insurance is a leading composite insurer in Nigeria, with a 60-year record of accomplishment in delivering quality service to its clients. Founded in 1963, AIICO provides life & general insurance, health insurance, and investment management services to create and protect wealth for individuals, families, and corporate customers.##