CHUNG-LI, Taiwan — Employees from Ford Lio Ho (FLH), have joined together to further promote health and support local communities.
More than 140 FLH employees climbed aboard the blood donor bus from Hsin Chu Blood Center on Jan. 22 as part of the year-long “Health Promotion” activities organized by FLH Human Resources.
222 bags of blood, with a total volume of 55,500 cc, were donated to Hsin Chu Blood Center, based on FLH’s partnership with Taiwan Blood Service Foundation, which began in 1995.
“I donated my first bag of blood in 2000 because there are also many benefits of donating blood other than helping others,” said YY Yang, a senior nurse at the company’s infirmary, and one of the major organizers and promoters of the events.
“Thanks to the support of FLH employee s, there have been an increasing number of people joining the event each year in the past 13 years I have been involved,” she added.
Yang and her colleagues’ efforts were recognized by the Bureau of Health Promotion of the Department of Health, with “Badge of Accredited Healthy Workplace” certificate for FLH, which remains valid for three years. This is the second consecutive time FLH has earned the honor.
“This is my fifth time to donate blood,” said Albert Chan, a young employee from Exterior Buyer, Purchasing, who has been with FLH for just over two years. “I heard from the news that there is always a blood supply shortage every year before Chinese New Year when I was still in university. I felt great about that. You can help others while having health benefits for yourself, and as members of big Ford family, together we can contribute to a “Better World”.”
More than 4,000 FLH employees have donated 1,587,000 cc of blood since the company’s very first event in 1981, benefiting around 3,200 people in needs.
YY Yang: an active blood donor for 13 years.
“I actually feel pretty good after donating 250 cc blood,” — Ivy Tang, Insurance Administrator, Labor Relations.