By Martin Kinnunen
Once again, the willingness
of UPMC employees to give blood has made UPMC the region’s top organization for
“It’s a wonderful honor for
UPMC to lead the list of the Top 20 organizations that have blood donation
programs,” said Greg Peaslee, UPMC’s Senior Vice President and Chief Human
Resources and Administrative Services Officer. “But the real recognition needs
to go to our employees. They have made donating blood a priority. They know
they save lives each time they donate.”
UPMC was named as the
region’s top organization for blood donation at a luncheon held by Central
Blood Bank (CBB) in November. The University of Pittsburgh ranked second
followed by PNC Financial Services Group and BNY Mellon.
In Fiscal Year 2013, UPMC
employees donated 8,775 units of blood. UPMC has been CBB’s
leading organization for blood donation for multiple years. In a statement, CBB
noted: “We greatly appreciate the time and commitment of these generous donor
groups. We offer our sincerest gratitude to UPMC as they continually place in
the top spot – number one!"
UPMC also provides incentives to employees who donate blood.
Eligible UPMC staff who donate blood three times between July 1 and June 30 of
each fiscal year receive one day of paid time off (PTO). Staff who donate six
times within the fiscal year receive two PTO days.
For information about donating blood, visit Central Blood Bank’s website.
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