Corporate Hands: Red Stripe helps make blood drive a success

February 20, 2017
Stacy-Ann Smith, (left) Brand and Public Relations Manager, Red Stripe and Donna-Marie Rowe, CEO, Jamaica Information Service (JIS) checked in at the recent JIS Radio Department Blood Drive. The Desnoes & Geddes Foundation volunteers answered the call to donate the lifesaving fluid, and Red Stripe also donated Malta to rejuvenate all the blood donors.

The Desnoes and Geddes D&G Foundation recently provided Malta to rejuvenate donors who participated in a blood drive held at the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Half-Way Tree Road offices.

A total of 54 units were collected during the drive which was organised in association with the National Blood Transfusion Service.

The D&G Foundation is the charitable arm of Red Stripe and is structured to encourage volunteerism among the company's employees.

"When we asked our team members to participate in the blood drive, it wasn't a hard sell. And as you can see, they are fully behind the initiative," said Stacy-Ann Smith, Red Stripe's brand and corporate PR manager.

"Much of what we do at the foundation is grounded in support for the community and the truth is, there's really no better way to give back than to give this precious gift of life."

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