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Staff at Freisenbruch Meyer celebrate winning the 2021 Corporate Blood Drive Competition

An insurance company has won a competition aimed at increasing blood donations on the island.

The Ministry of Health and Bermuda Hospitals Board today announced that Freisenbruch Meyer has won the 2021 Corporate Blood Drive Competition - for the second year running.

The Competition this year was between 11 companies who collectively raised 235 blood and 16 apheresis donations from June 2020 to June 2021.

Andy Wright, CEO of Freisenbruch Meyer, said: “We are so proud to win the Corporate Blood Drive Competition for the second year running. This win is very much a reflection of the commitment of our employees, and I want to recognise them and thank them for continuing to give through a challenging year for us all.

“The competition is a way for us to support our employees, raise morale and give back to the community. I hope more companies will join in the friendly competition for next year. We are ready.”

The second company was, Lancashire Re and third was Butterfield & Vallis. The other competing companies were the Bermuda Police Service, the Department of Health, the Department of Corrections, Fidelity, Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, Kitson Group of Companies, Pearman Washington and Renaissance Re.

Today is World Blood Donor Day 2021, and Dr Eyitayo Fakunle, Consultant Haematologist, who oversees the Bermuda Blood Donor Centre at BHB, comments: “I would like to thank the companies and their employees.

“We saw a sharp drop in the number of companies competing compared to 2020 when 22 companies took place due the pandemic, but the companies who did participate and their employees truly have made a difference.

“Our appreciation goes all our donors, as well as all those in the Corporate Blood Drive Competition. You have ensured life-saving transfusions kept Bermuda hearts beating this year.”

Companies who want to join in the 2022 Bermuda Corporate Blood Drive can call 236-5067, or email blood.donor@bhb.bm.

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Published June 14, 2021 at 11:11 am (Updated June 14, 2021 at 11:12 am)

Firm wins blood donor contest for second year running

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