Jacobs Receives the Company With A Heart Award from Red Cross-Flanders
Jacobs' Belgium operation recently received the “Company with a Heart” award from the Belgian Red Cross-Flanders in recognition of the two successful blood drives organized in our Antwerp office over the last year.
The summer season is typically difficult for hospitals who face a shortage in their blood stocks due to the vacation period. Both blood drives were very successful, each with around one hundred participants from Jacobs and neighboring companies, many of whom were first time donors. Thanks to the high turnout, each blood drive helped more than 150 patients.
Donating blood can save lives. Seventy percent of us are likely to need blood at some point in our lives, yet only 3% of us effectively donate blood (source: http://www.rodekruis.be/en). Arranging drives like this in the workplace helps raise awareness amongst the community and provide convenient ways for workers to choose to give blood. Our Belgium operations look forward to continuing and growing this initiative in the coming years.