Platinum Bank employees became blood donors
On July the 14th 2012 World Blood Donor Day, Platinum Bank jointly with Kiev Region Blood Transfusion Centre and Ukrainian Health Organization conducted a promotional event “Donorship from Platinum Bank”. A blood collection mobile centre was organised in the Head Office of the bank where 74 employees became donors.
For the second time the promotional event for blood collection within the framework of corporate social responsibility of the bank jointly with Kiev Region Blood Transfusion Centre was held in Platinum Bank. In 2011, 56 employees of the bank participated in donation, and this time the quantity of those who volunteered increased. Meanwhile, as well as last year in the team of volunteers there were ordinary employees and top management.
Platinum Bank provided special premises for the blood collection mobile team that complied with all requirements of the medics. The centre started its work at 9 in the morning and during the day 74 employees volunteered to donate their blood. The majority of them donated blood for the first time.
“Someone needs help of a donor every day. Blood could be needed for little children, adults, as well as during planned surgeries or in an emergency. When donating blood, we may be giving someone a second chance. I am rather excited that this year more many employees volunteered expressing good will and responsible position. We hope that next year the amount of our volunteers wishing to take part in actions will become a record”, commented Viktoriya Mykhno, Head of Platinum Bank Corporate Communications Department.
“The problem of blood donation is one of the most vital in healthcare and the ability to provide advanced medical aid depends on solving it. One blood donation usually saves two lives. Ukrainian hospitals are constantly in need of donors’ blood and we are glad that Platinum Bank participates in this honourable mission of donation for the second time. Today it is vital to have companies and people who voluntarily and freely donate their blood, helping medics to save lives. We hope that other companies will follow the example set by Platinum Bank that conducted this action jointly with our Kiev Region Blood Transfusion Centre”, Sergey Korotkoruchko, Director of Kiev Region Blood Transfusion Centre mentioned.
Platinum Bank is a specialized retail bank providing deposit and loan products to individuals, small and medium-sized business through a network of outlets and customer service centers all over Ukraine since 2005. The main shareholders of Platinum Bank are international investment funds Horizon Capital, East Capital Financials Fund, the senior management of the Bank and IFC (a subsidiary of the World Bank).
Platinum Bank became a winner in the nomination “Best Retailer Bank” in the rating of “Ukrainian Banker Awards 2011” (“Investgazeta”).
Greg Krasnov, the CEO of the Platinum Bank received the award “The Financier of the Year 2011” within the nationwide price “Person of the Year - 2011”.