On the last day of summer, our colleagues proved that being in the right place at the right time is not accidental, but may very well be a planned event. On 31 August, 11 employees of Credit Agricole Bank joined the second stage of the charitable initiative and donated blood to infant patients of the Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery Center. And on 1 September, the employees of the Center let us know of one life that had already been saved due to our help.
We are grateful to the employees of the Center for their support and attention throughout the entire donation process, as well as for a fascinating excursion around the Center. We will gladly continue participating in the events that help you to save lives.
«That feeling when you are going to donate blood and you are told that you’re the «special one» and will donate blood platelets on a miraculous device. What is more, you’ll be donating for a particular patient who badly needs it to recover and who has been waiting for this help for such a long time. The feeling of psychological satisfaction and exaltation was with me for several days», - Ihor Bendiuh, Leading Legal Advisor of the Retail Collection Division, shares his emotions.
It should be pointed out that the charitable initiative “Donor Day” has become another component of the Bank’s large-scale corporate social responsibility program «We Care!». The desire to help and contribute to charity lies at the heart of this program.
«I really appreciate the possibility of taking part in this charitable event provided by the Bank. For me it was not the first experience of donating and definitely not the last one. Unfortunately, the situation with blood donation in our country is critical. Each of us can contribute to a good cause therefore helping to save someone’s life. As far as I know, our second charitable visit to the Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery Center helped in saving a little kid’s life, which is so nice. I would like to invite our colleagues to take part in the future stages of the initiative, please join! It is so easy to do something good!», - Alla Tymoschuk, Chief PI Servicing and Crediting Specialist, says.
«Owing to the professionalism of the employees of the Center, a warm welcome right from the registration and comprehensible consultations of the doctors, our donating colleagues stay inspired and aimed at coming to donate blood once again. It is extremely important to see interest and support from both sides participating in the process. We highly appreciate the enthusiasm and time that the employees of the medical institution devote to us. Each our visit is full of attention, positive emotions and fascinating stories from the Center’s life. We are deeply grateful for transparency, competence and collaboration. Now, we know for a fact where the jewelers of children’s hearts are», - Liudmyla Opanasenko, the coordinator of the Project and Manager of PR and Corporate Communications, comments.
The Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery Center is the key institution in the industry of pediatric cardiology and cardiac surgery of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine as well as the only highly-specialized medical institution in Ukraine where the most complex congenital heart defects can be corrected irrespective of patient’s age.
Scientific and Practical Medical Center of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery is:
Owing to efforts of the clinic’s management all surgical procedures are made free of charge. The only thing that requires funds is donorship payment since blood of at least two donors is necessary for each surgery.
About Credit Agricole:
PJSC «CREDIT AGRICOLE BANK» is a modern universal bank owned by the leading financial group in Europe – Credit Agricole Group (France). The Group is a major partner of the French economy and one of the largest banking groups in Europe. It is a leading retail bank in Europe, having the largest portfolio of assets under management, being first in the field of bank insurance and third - in project financing in Europe. Credit Agricole has been operating in the financial market of Ukraine since 1993 and renders the entire range of banking services to private individuals, including VIP clients, and business. The Bank pays special attention to cooperation with agricultural enterprises. Reliability and business reputation of CREDIT AGRICOLE in Ukraine is confirmed by the highest possible FITCH ratings, leading positions in bank sustainability, bank deposit reliability and bank profitability rankings, as well as by 300 000 active private and 18 000 corporate customers, including international corporations, large Ukrainian companies and representatives of small and medium business.
Viktoriia Torianyk, Head of PR and Corporate Communications at Credit Agricole Bank.
Phone: +38 044 581 07 45, e-mail: Viktoriia.Torianyk@credit-agricole.ua