In coordination with Sassoon General Hospital, on November 14, Lear India organized a blood donation campaign at Bhosari in Pune, India. Team members from the India Engineering Center, regional headquarters and Chakan all volunteered to participate.
After a brief medical checkup, participants donated more than 150 units of blood for those in need. First-time volunteers, as well as those who have participated in past company-supported efforts, all enjoyed the experience and shared in the spirit of selfless service.
Donating blood is one of the simplest ways to contribute to the health of others. In the past, India has registered severe shortfalls in the amount of blood units required, thus impacting timely and critical medical attention to many patients.
In recognition of their outstanding contributions to blood donations, Lear India received a Certificate of Merit from the local medical college and hospital. The donors each received an individual certificate of recognition and also a card entitling them to one free unit of blood from the governmental blood bank over the next year, should they experience a need themselves.
Lear India’s leadership team thanked the donors for their participation, noting that medical experts say one unit of donated blood can save up to three lives.
“Once again we’ve shown that Lear always contributes towards society and in this effort is helping to save lives,” explained Dhaamodharan Perumalsamy, VP & Managing Director – India. “We are happy to conduct such a drive in our company and we are quite impressed by the response of the employees. We wish to assist many such camps in other Lear India locations. There is no substitute for human blood. Blood cannot be manufactured – it can only come from generous donors. Blood donation is the easiest and the most powerful way to make an impact.”