Thirty staff members working at the Environment and Resources Authority (ERA) registered to have their organs donated after their death. During this same initiative organised by the ERA, a further 19 individuals donated blood.
ERA invited workers from three other companies in the vicinities to visit its premises, where the National Blood Transfusion Service`s mobile unit was present in the parking area, as well as representatives from the National Human Organ and tissues Donation Register.
ERA’s CEO, Dr Louise Spiteri said that such Initiatives complement the Authority’s operations as the regulator for the environment and our obligation to contribute to a sustainable quality of life, and show how generous Maltese and Gozitan workers can be. She added that the significant number of donations reflect the responsibility that ERA employees feel towards current and future Maltese generations.
“I augur that this success helps encourage other companies to organise similar events” continues Dr Spiteri. “This gesture, which occurred during working hours, helps in reducing blood shortages, and significantly increases the quality of life of those in need of blood donations”
She concluded by saying that after this event`s success, the ERA`s administration is considering it as an annual initiative.