Employees actively participate in the quarterly blood donor events sponsored by the Community Blood Center.
During 2010, our employees donated 249 units of whole blood. Blue Cross also supports the Community Blood Center through employee involvement on the Community Advisory Council.
Blue Cross received recognitions for the 2008 Large Business Award and the 2008 Community Star Members. The 2008 Large Business Award was given to the donating businesses in the community that have 200 or more employees. The 2008 Community Star Award was given to businesses that have collected 400 or more units of blood during 2008. BCBSKS was the only Topeka organization that received the Star Award for having the highest number of platelet donations the previous year. Platelets are the cells that help stop bleeding and are used for patients undergoing aggressive cancer treatments and other blood disorders. Of all blood components, demand has increased most rapidly for platelets.
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