Metro Pakistan Holds Blood Donation Drive For The World Blood Donor Day

Metro Pakistan Holds Blood Donation Drive For The World Blood Donor Day
16 June 2023: METRO Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd, the leading wholesale company in Pakistan, joined hands with Sundas Foundation, a not-for-profit organization striving for free-of-cost treatment of blood disorder patients, to celebrate ‘14th June’ World Blood Donor Day 2023. This year the slogan for World Blood Donor Day was “Give blood, give plasma, share life, share often.”

Under the initiative, blood donation drives were carried out at all METRO Lahore Stores in which more than 85 employees participated and approximately 40,000 milliliters of blood collected. This voluntary, unpaid donation of blood and plasma will be transfused into patients fighting blood disorder diseases such as thalassemia, hemophilia, and immune deficiencies.

Speaking at the occasion, Ms. Zahra Hussain, Director Human Resource METRO Pakistan, said: “At METRO Pakistan, we encourage our employees to volunteer for noble causes such as blood donation since it is a life-saving act of solidarity with others. Also, in low-income countries like Pakistan, where patients suffering for blood diseases are unable to afford transfusion, blood donation is a huge community service.”

METRO being a socially responsible organization, continues to promote initiatives that benefit the community at large and spread a positive message for human welfare.

About METRO:

METRO is a leading international wholesale company with food and non-food assortments that specialises in serving the needs of hotels, restaurants and caterers (HoReCa) as well as independent traders. Around the world, METRO has some 17 million customers who can choose whether to shop in one of the large-format stores, order online and collect their purchases at the store or have them delivered. METRO also supports the competitiveness of entrepreneurs and independent businesses with digital solutions and thereby contributes to cultural diversity in trade and the hospitality industry. Sustainability is a key pillar of METRO’s business. METRO has been listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for 8 consecutive years. The company operates in more than 30 countries and employs more than 95,000 people worldwide including Pakistan.