Brandix makes largest blood donation
Associates of top apparel exporter Brandix donated a record 2,277
pints of blood to the National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS) in 2011,
reiterating their continuing commitment to the community.
This is the largest blood donation by a single institution to the
NBTS in 2011. Brandix was also the largest blood donator of 2010
according to the NBTS, and exceeded that year's contribution by 321
pints of blood in 2011.
Brandix Group HRM Sujith Jayasekera (left) receives the award of
appreciation from Senior Consultant Transfusion Physician and
Acting Director of the National Blood Transfusion Service Dr.
In acknowledgement of the Group's contribution in 2011, an award of
appreciation was presented by the NBTS to Brandix at a ceremony at which
the country's largest apparel exporter pledged to continue its support
with similar campaigns in the future.
Brandix has set itself a target of 2,500 pints of blood in 2012
through a series of donations at the Group's manufacturing facilities
around the country.
Brandix Casualwear Ltd, Avissawella was the largest contributor to
the campaign - conducted over a 10-week period from September to
December 2011 at Brandix manufacturing facilities - with 168 pints,
followed by Brandix Essentials Central Ltd, Rambukkana with 156 pints.
Over 100 pints of blood were collected at 10 locations where the
campaign was held.
"These donations by the associates of Brandix reflect the strong
commitment of the Group as a whole, to the needs of the community," said
Brandix Group HRM Sujith Jayasekera.
"Many of our associates were extremely keen to support the campaign,
more than in the past as indicated by the final result."
In another community initiative conducted parallel to the blood
donation campaign, Brandix distributed more than 400 low-maintenance
fluoride filters to families in the North Central Province after a
series of health and water clinics to identify people at risk of renal
failure due to poor quality drinking water.
More than 1,500 families in Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa and Giritale
were screened with blood tests and analysis of their drinking water, for