Hallmark Health Service Limited, one of the Health Maintenance organisations, said it had continued its drive to ensure the availability of blood in the banks through collaboration with the Lagos University Teaching Hospital for voluntary donation by members of staff of the organisation.
The health insurance company said in a statement that the event, sustenance of a similar one held last year, was in commemoration of this year’s World Blood Donation Day and was held in Lagos with officials of LUTH on ground to receive blood donations.
It added that the donation was not only from enthusiastic members of staff of the HMO but other member companies, including Consolidated Hallmark Insurance Plc, Grand Treasurers Limited, and CHI Micro Insurance Limited.
The Managing Director, Hallmark HMO, Oladotun Adeogun, said the blood donation drive had become an annual event of the company and would continually be held as part of the organisation’s corporate social responsibility to help beef up the blood blank of LUTH so that patients could easily have access to the crucial lifeline when in need.
She said the company would continue to play a pivotal role in strengthening the healthcare systems through several means at its disposal, including the recently held stakeholders’ engagement in Lagos.
The Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Consolidated Hallmark Insurance Plc, Eddie Efekoha, also assured of continued support for the exercise in view of the significance of the availability of blood at critical moments to help save lives.
“Hallmark Health Services Limited, a subsidiary of Consolidated Hallmark Insurance Plc, has an array of affordable health plans for individuals and corporate organisations,” the statement said.