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Coca-Cola Europacific Partners Supports Blood Donation Drive In Port Moresby And Lae

Sir Brian Bell Centre for Transfusion health officer collecting blood from CCEP staff v2


Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP) teamed up with the Port Moresby General Hospital and the Angau Hospital to host a successful blood drive at two office locations in honor of World Blood Donors Day on 14 June, 2024.

Only 1 in 30 people give blood, but 1 in 3 people will need blood in their lifetime” mentioned the Port Moresby General Hospital health team.

Valdo Pongiura, CCEP’s Talent Management Executive said “donating blood is about making a direct and positive difference in people’s lives” and CCEP is pleased to support this cause.

Representatives from the blood bank units from both hospitals, Sir Brian Bell Centre for Transfusion and Angau Blood Bank, appreciated CCEP's support, noting the donations will go a long way in saving lives.

Aside from giving blood, our staff received valuable information on the health benefits of donation.

 “Some benefits of donating blood include, mini examination, balanced iron levels, calorie burning, reduced cancer risk, enhanced cardiovascular health, and improved blood flow for repeat donors”.

CCEP is dedicated to supporting initiatives that improve employee health and wellbeing and community health.