Due to a traffic accident or a serious illness, anyone can suddenly find themselves in the position of needing blood transfusions. Many medical interventions – for example operations or cancer therapies are nowadays only possible if human blood is available in sufficient quantities. Every day, therefore, around 15,000 blood donations and around 5,000 plasma donations are needed in Germany alone.
At Globalfoundries, we have been offering our employees the opportunity to donate blood on a regular basis in cooperation with the DRK since 2017. This year, despite the fact that currently a large part works from home, there where already 3 blood donation dates. The blood donation takes place directly on our premises. So you can donate your blood without unnecessary journeys and waiting times. You have never donated blood before? No problem, you can also get your blood donor card from us. There is also the possibility of typing for inclusion in the bone marrow and blood cell donor file!
You will be informed about the next date of blood donation in time at GFCurrent!
Why should I donate blood?
- Blood is irreplaceable and indispensable for health care. You can help patients and even save lives with your blood donation. A single whole blood donation can help up to 3 patients.
- Knowing you have done something good gives many donors a high after their donation is complete.
- Each time you donate, you go through a small personal health check: Blood pressure and temperature measurement, Hb determination, and a doctor’s consultation. This way you regularly keep an eye on your own health!
- Every time you donate blood, you will be tested for the infectious diseases hepatitis B and C (jaundice), HIV (AIDS) and syphilis.
- After the donation you will receive a small snack as a thank you.