“ Those donating blood are donating the gift of life and this is our way of showing our appreciation and hopefully encouraging others to donate blood too,” Felipe Navarro, Chief Executive Officer of MAPFRE Middlesea said during a presentation at the Blood unit held recently wherein Dr Alexander Aquilina presented a mug to the companies as a token of their appreciation.
MAPFRE Middlesea and MAPFRE MSV Life support the National Blood Transfusion Unit throughout the year by organising activities to incentivise all staff members to donate blood at least twice a year. Blood Donation Day is celebrated annually at all MAPFRE companies across the globe. During this event, around 5,500 units of blood are donated.
The blood obtained from the donations will be used to treat a wide range of ailments caused by anaemia and different types of cancer, and also for surgical interventions, organ transplants and treatment in the case of accidents, haemorrhage and burns.
It is estimated that 50 bags of blood a days are needed for such interventions in Malta.
If you wish to donate blood, please visit the Blood Transfusion Unit in Pieta.
MAPFRE Middlesea p.l.c. (C-5553) is authorised by the Malta Financial Services Authority to carry on both Long Term and General Business under the Insurance Business Act, Cap 403 of the Laws of Malta.
MAPFRE MSV Life p.l.c. (C-15722) is authorised by the Malta Financial Services Authority to carry on long term business under the Insurance Business Act, Cap 403 of the Laws of Malta. Both entities are regulated by the MFSA.