Kuwait City, Kuwait; July 15, 2012: GE (NYSE: GE) employees in Kuwait participated in a blood drive, held in collaboration with the Kuwait Blood Bank. Over 30 staff members from GE's offices in the Free Trade Zone, Sulaibiya, and Sabiya, donated blood as part of the company's mandate of giving back to community, under the campaign 'GE Saves a Life.'
George Bou Mitri, General Manager for Middle East, Africa & Turkey, GE Lighting, said: "The 'GE Saves a Life' campaign underlines our commitment to partner with community initiatives that will make a difference to the society we serve in. We are thankful to the Kuwait Blood Bank for their support in managing the blood donation campaign."
Voluntary blood donation plays a crucial role in meeting the requirements of public and private hospitals, emergency rooms, and research institutes.
GE coordinates volunteer efforts company-wide by keeping a close eye on societal needs and inviting all employees to build stronger communities where the company serves in. GE's employees volunteer over one million hours of community service every year.
Apart from its partnership on the world's largest wastewater plant in Sulaibiya, GE has established long-term partnerships in the healthcare, aviation, energy and oil & gas sectors in Kuwait for nearly eight decades. The company is also focused on driving the competencies of the Kuwaiti professionals through dedicated training programs and knowledge transfer programs.
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