In September, employees of the national electronic communications operator took part in the traditional corporate charity event “Donation Week”. The goal of the volunteer initiative is to popularize and develop the culture of systemic donation in the team.
Kyivstar created convenient conditions for colleagues: volunteers could donate blood right in the office in specially equipped rooms, and employees working remotely or in other regions of the country could use a corporate taxi to donate blood at the nearest specialized center available to them.
“Donation has been a good tradition in our company for five years in a row. Every year, more and more employees join it. This time, I personally made a donation together with my colleagues.
I am grateful to them for supporting the initiative, for every drop of blood that will save someone’s life,” – comments CEO Kyivstar Oleksandr Komarov.
In the Kyiv office of Kyivstar, 78 employees of the company joined the campaign, where in September a team of doctors from the Department of Blood Transfusion of the National Institute of Cardiovascular Surgery named after M. M. Amosova. 35 liters of blood were collected for the needs of the institute.
“In recent years, there has been a shortage of donated blood: first, the number of donors was reduced by the COVID-19 pandemic, and then – the war, which exacerbated this need even more, because now our defenders from the Armed Forces, rescuers of the State Emergency Service, civilians who are injured also need blood.
We see the incredible unity of Ukrainians – it manifests itself in the readiness to literally give a part of oneself to save another person. This is invaluable help for us doctors, it is an invaluable gift from donors to those people who are fighting for their lives.
We are grateful to Kyivstar and its employees for this help – it is a worthy example to follow,” says Serhiy Syromakha, chief physician of the M.M. Amosov Institute.
Also, 22 employees of the company from Kyiv, Lviv, Dnipro, Odesa, Kharkiv, Ternopil, Uzhgorod and Cherkasy joined the “Donation Week” initiative, who donated blood in medical institutions of their city independently and collected 10 liters of blood.
In total, employees donated 45 liters of blood as part of the initiative.
Detailed information about the locations of specialized blood collection points throughout Ukraine and the conditions of donation can be found on the donor.ua portal.
Kyivstar has been developing corporate volunteering for several years, which unites hundreds of dedicated colleagues in a powerful volunteer community. Since the beginning of the full-scale war, the company’s employees have focused on supporting humanitarian initiatives for civilians and our defenders.
Through their efforts, more than 2.2 million hryvnias were collected from personal funds to help the most vulnerable categories of people (children, lonely old women), as well as to support hospitals and their patients.
Help about Kyivstar
Kyivstar is the largest Ukrainian electronic communications operator, which as of June 2023 served 24.1 million mobile subscribers and more than 1.1 million “Home Internet” subscribers.
The company provides services using a wide range of mobile and fixed technologies, including 4G, Big Data, Cloud solutions, services for cyber protection, digital TV, etc.
Kyivstar helps subscribers, society and the country overcome the difficulties of wartime. Since the beginning of the full-scale war, the company has allocated more than UAH 1.162 billion in aid for the humanitarian needs of the Armed Forces, society, and subscribers. The sole shareholder of Kyivstar is the international VEON Group. The Group’s shares are listed on the NASDAQ (New York) and Euronext (Amsterdam) stock exchanges.
Kyivstar has been working in Ukraine for 25 years and is recognized as the largest taxpayer in the telecom market, the best employer and a socially responsible company.
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