At Navesta, our employees are always encouraged to devote themselves towards the principle of community service. As part of corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities for the year, Navesta recently organized a blood drive at the factory grounds in conjunction with the National Blood Transfusion Services for medical centers near Millewa.
Forty-three (43) employees out of our 130 employees were eligible to donate and participated in the blood drive. Each pint of blood which was donated has the potential to save three (3) lives.
*National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS) Sri Lanka is a special campaign under the Ministry of Health. It has a unique role providing timely supply of quality assured blood and blood components and related laboratory, clinical, academic and research services for the entire government sector hospitals and for the majority of the private sector hospital in the country.
Today NBTS annually collect more than 350,000 blood units all form voluntary non remunerated blood donors. Blood Components are produced from almost all donations. Recommended tests to prevent Transfusion Transmitted Infections are done for all donor units using the latest test methods including Nucleic Acid Testing (NAT) as a pilot project. Optimal storage facilities are available at all hospital based blood banks and efficient stock exchange within and outside the cluster blood bank system assures the availability of various blood components in desired blood groups.