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 Ford in India Awarded for Highest Blood Donation

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CHENNAI, India — Ford India has been recognised yet again for its commitment towards social and humanitarian causes, and to improving lives within communities it operates in.

In yet another instance of Going Further by its employees, Ford India Private Limited (FIPL) received an award from the Indian Red Cross Society for being the highest blood donor in the industrial category in Tamil Nadu for the twelfth consecutive year. Balasundaram Radhakrishnan, vice president, Powertrain Operations, received the award from the Mayor of Chennai Saidai Duraiswamy.

“We must remember that donating blood is one of the most noble donations. A healthy adult can donate blood every six months and save lives of hundreds in need. I am delighted to see that corporates are joining hands with the Red Cross Society and motivating their employees to take this movement forward,” said Duraiswamy.

“It is a great feeling to receive this award on the behalf of all our employees whose dedicated volunteering has got us this rare honour. I’m sure we will continue to take this momentum forward in the days ahead,” said Radhakrishnan.  
Ford’s Global Business Services—comprising of Ford Business Services Center (FBSC) and Ford Technology Services India (FTSI) received the award for the first time as the highest blood donor in the Information Technology sector. S. Gayathri, general manager, Ford Credit Operations from FBSC and Pratapa Srikiran, delivery manager, C3P Application Management, and K. Rajaram, general manager, Human Resources from FTSI jointly received the award from the mayor.
Ford India has since 2000 held voluntary blood donation camps twice a year.  FBSC has a long tradition of organising annual Blood Donation camps, with the first camp organized in 1999. Emulating this best practice, FTSI has been organising regular Blood Donation camps over the last few years.
Till this year, FIPL has donated 8,223 units of blood, with FBSC 634 units and FTSI 680 units, bettering its own record year over year and reiterating its commitment to corporate citizenship.
Recognising Ford in India’s continued commitment towards this cause, the Red Cross Society, Tamil Nadu chapter has offered to issue blood free of cost to all the employees, their spouses, parents and children in case of emergencies.
“It makes me extremely happy to note that Global Business Services is being recognised for donating the highest number of units of blood among IT companies in the state of Tamil Nadu. This is a proud moment for every GBS member, and this should motivate all of us to go further next year,” said a delighted Srikiran, receiving the award for GBS.
 
 
Ford India’s vice president of Powertrain Operation, Balasundaram Radhakrishnan, receives the award from the Mayor of Chennai Saidai Duraiswamy Gayathri, general manager, Ford Credit Operations from FBSC and Pratapa Srikiran, delivery manager, receive the award for the highest blood donor in the IT category
 
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6/22/2012 4:05 AM