30 years of blood donations by the Cyprus Shipping Chamber
Press Release 13:09 - 07 December 2023
The Cyprus Shipping Chamber, with the voluntary participation of the employees of its Shipping Member-companies, sent once again messages of hope through its Annual Blood Donation Drive held on 6 December at Agios Georgios Havouzas Hall, in Limassol, in memory of its former Secretariat member, Ben Casey, who passed away in December 2021.
The response was touching, collecting more than 40 blood units and marking a total contribution exceeding 3379 blood units as a result of numerous other blood donations organised by the Shipping Chamber in the past thirty years. In view of the Saint Nicholas Day, the patron Saint of Seafarers, the Chamber dedicated this year's blood donation to them, with the wish to protect them at sea so that they can deliver to us safety and prosperity.
The Chamber’s Blood Donation Drives, serve as an opportunity for the Shipping community to come together and demonstrate its solidarity in action every six months, a sentiment deeply appreciated by the Shipping Chamber, extending warm thanks to the volunteers from its Members for their valuable contribution. The Shipping Chamber remains committed to continue its philanthropic activity thus contributing in substance to the well-being and health of the Cyprus society.