On June 14th 2022, the world stood still to commemorate the annual ‘World Blood Donor’ Day; a day set aside by the World Health Organization (WHO) to show solidarity and appreciation to blood donors around the world, while creating wider public awareness of the need for regular, unpaid blood donation.
For 2022, the slogan of “Donating blood is an act of solidarity. Join the effort and save lives” as a call-to-action was answered by Veritas Kapital Assurance Plc; one of the leading insurance companies in Nigeria.
In collaboration with the National Blood Service Commission (NBSC) to improve the availability of safe blood in the Country, Veritas Kapital Assurance Plc marked the year’s celebration with a special blood donation drive at its corporate head office located in the Central Business District of Abuja – FCT; as part of its corporate social responsibility activities.
During an exclusive interview; the Managing Director/CEO of the Company, Mr. Kenneth Egbaran, commended the high turnout of staff while stating that “as a responsible corporate citizen, Veritas Kapital Assurance Plc is humbled by the opportunity given to us to save lives by contributing to the efforts of the NBSC. He further stated that the Company was motivated to partake in this noble gesture going by its “deep resolve to play a pivotal role in socially responsible programs that will positively impact the lives and wellbeing of everyday Nigerians”.
Reinforcing the statement of the MD/CEO; Aisha Garba, Head, Corporate Services of Veritas Kapital Assurance Plc, attributed the high turnout of staff to the “employee volunteer programs” instituted by the Company at the beginning of the year. She elaborated by stating “these programs actively engaged staff to effectively serve their communities and the environment of which blood donation in collaboration with the NBSC was a top priority”.
Speaking to reporters during the blood drive, Head, Marketing and Corporate Communications, Arinze Adigwe praised the NBSC for their professionalism and support while stating that the management and staff of Veritas Kapital Assurance Plc are deeply honored and grateful for the opportunity to save lives. He further elaborated that the blood drive is the first of many more collaborative activities with the NBSC.