Over 2,100 techies sign up for voluntary blood donation

As Technopark marks World AIDS Day with its ‘Go RED’ campaign

More than 2,100 employees at Technopark signed up for a voluntary blood donor database as the IT campus marked World AIDS Day on Monday, Dec 1, 2014 with a series of action and awareness programmes.

 Organised in collaboration with Lords Hospital and healthcare delivery platform mobD, the day-long event, called Go RED, saw on-the-spot blood donation by 42 employees and a walkathon in which more than 500 techies took part.

As a mark of solidarity with people living with HIV/AIDS, all workers and visitors to the park wore a red ribbon on Monday. The blood donation camp, held with the help of a unit from the General Hospital, was inaugurated by Shri M Vasudevan, Senior Manager (Business Development), at Park Centre.

The details of the 2,162 employees who have registered with the database for blood donation has been passed on to Tejus, the blood donation forum of Park employees.

Technopark CEO, Mr. KG Girish Babu flagged off the walkathon in the evening.  Lords Hospital Vice Chairman and mobD CEO Mr. Harish Haridas and Allianz Cornhill Information Services Managing Director Mr. Rakesh Gupta participated in the walk, along with company CEOs, HR Heads and employees.

Following the culmination of walkathon at the Technopark amphitheatre, the employees pledged to spread the awareness on HIV/AIDS. 

“As one of the largest IT parks in the country, Technopark is proud to help trigger changes by taking-part in the global efforts to fight HIV/AIDS”, said Technopark CEO Mr. Girish Babu.

Winners of the online poster designing contest on the Technopark Facebook page were also announced at the event. Krishna Chand, Rajesh K P and Santhosh Kumar received first, second and third prizes respectively.

As the official partner of the event, mobD organised health contests exclusively for the CEOs and HR heads. These fun-filled contests shared useful tips on healthy lifestyles.

“The idea was to throw light on the ways to improve health and quality of life,” said Mr. Harish Haridas. mobD , a unique healthcare platform that provides quality healthcare at home,  also offers customised packages for corporate companies in stress management, executive health check and on-site physiotherapy.

The event wrapped up with the release of 1,000 red hydrogen balloons.

 
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