Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) is once again resuming its annual blood donation drive this year with the Philippine Red Cross (PRC), the country’s premier independent humanitarian organization.
This annual event is an integral part of MMPC’s corporate social responsibility in the country, and it is held at least twice a year since its first drive back in 2016. This continued effort even gained MMPC merit through a diploma of service awarded by the PRC back in July of 2019. The only time the activity was halted was in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdowns and health concerns. As worries of the pandemic started to dissipate, MMPC was able to finally pick up where it left off on February 15, 2022.
While the pandemic was in full swing, other illnesses did not take a back seat. On top of COVID-19, blood donations are also one of the top medical industry demands that are needed for various daily operations. In the medical field, blood donations and drives save countless lives every day, and MMPC aims to spread awareness and be a contributor in replenishing supplies that have been severely depleted.
MMPC employees donated 40,500 ml of blood this year, which can help save up to 270 lives. A total of 90 employees were able to donate in February, with the PRC taking a trip to the brand’s Laguna headquarters in order to hold the blood drive. MMPC ensured that safety cautions were followed the entire time, and proper infection precautions were implemented in addition to its usual protocols to protect the health and safety of all that were present so every donor passes on usable and healthy blood to the PRC.
“Here at Mitsubishi Motors, we take pride in the engineering of our cars that have kept generations of owners and their families safe. We are equally passionate, whenever there is a chance for us to help save more lives outside the walls of automotive innovation. One blood donor can help save more than one Filipino, just imagine what we can achieve collectively. Our team members share this desire and want to inspire more to do the same, through their local hospitals or Philippine Red Cross centers.”