AccessBank organizes blood donation
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 22 / Trend /
AccessBank, together with the Azerbaijan Thalassemia Society organized a blood donation drive for children with Thalassemia, as part of AccessBank's Corporate Social Responsibility program. The Azadliq branch of the Bank was turned into a blood donation center for the day. Seven physicians from the Blood Transfusion Institute checked visiting donors, taking and analyzing their blood. In addition to organizing the event, AccessBank also provided refreshments for donors, making sure they had a safe and comfortable experience while donating blood. During the day, 60 staff volunteered to donate blood, from cashiers and employees of the Customer Service Department up to the Chairman of the Bank.
Some of the volunteers were donating for the first time, while others were "regular" participants, like Elnur Mehdiyev, Head of Small and Medium Enterprise loans for the Azadliq branch. He said: "I would be very happy if my blood extends or, in the best case, saves the life of a child. I am a dedicated supporter of such campaigns as through these actions, we participate in the life of people who need our support. We should not forget that this is our responsibility as human beings."
Andrew Pospielovsky, General Manager of AccessBank, commenting on the drive said: "By organizing events like this, we participate in the life of Azerbaijan's communities. AccessBank tries to play a leading role not only in development of the economy of Azerbaijan, but also in the development of Azerbaijan's human spirit. On behalf of AccessBank, and personally I would like to express my gratitude to all who participated in this campaign - through donating blood you are giving the 'gift of life'."
AccessBank's Corporate Social Responsibility Program was launched in August 2008. Through this program AccessBank has implemented projects in various sectors, from education to environment protection projects and more.
AccessBank's mission is to provide access to financial services for Azerbaijan's low- and middle-income households and micro and small businesses. The International Fitch Rating Agency has declared AccessBank the most reliable bank in Azerbaijan among private banks (BB+), and AccessBank was named the "Best Bank in Azerbaijan" in the 2010 Euromoney Awards for Excellence. AccessBank is 100% foreign owned by six shareholders, consisting of: the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development, the International Finance Corporation, the Black Sea Trade and Development Bank, KfW Development Bank - the Development Bank of the German Government (20% each), Access Microfinance Holding (16.5%), and LFS Financial Systems GmbH - a German consulting company (3.5%).
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