Gift of life from the Brandix Group, Sri Lanka’s largest corporate donor of blood

July 2023, Colombo: Brandix was felicitated once again as Sri Lanka’s largest corporate blood donor by the National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS), for the 11th consecutive year. Last year, Brandix staff from all over Sri Lanka donated over 5,700 pints of blood – the gift of life – to the NBTS, bringing its total contribution up to 42,041 pints since 2011. One in every 100 blood donors in Sri Lanka is part of the Brandix family.

During an event at the NBTS in Colombo, Brandix was recognized as the Largest Corporate Blood Donor, and Organiser of the Largest Mobile Campaign. The Brandix facility in Batticaloa was felicitated for Best Mobile Donation Campaign Organiser and Highest Contributor in the Eastern Province. The facility in Avissawella won Best Mobile Donation Campaign Organiser in the region.

Director of the NBTS, Dr. Lakshman Edirisinghe, said: “Contributions from Brandix and its employees have enriched the lives of thousands of Sri Lankans over the years, and of those engaged within the health sector. In addition to the support rendered to the NBTS to maintain a regular supply of blood, the company helped establish a Blood Bank at the Negombo District General Hospital and collaborates extensively with the Ministry of Health to ensure effective operations at hospitals around the country. This includes the provision of clean drinking water and sanitation. The NBTS and Sri Lanka’s health services sector is privileged to partner with Brandix to advance healthcare all over the island.”

Nalin De Mel from the Brandix Essentials facility in Koggala has made the highest individual contribution of blood with 49 pints to date. From Batticaloa, 800 Brandix employees donated blood last year, with 498 from Polonnaruwa, 367 from Girithale, 343 from Wathupitiwala and 310 from Welisara amongst others.

“At Brandix, we are committed to the well-being of all our family, and that commitment extends beyond our walls to the communities in which we serve. The ‘blood drive’ is an integral part of our pledge to enhance Sri Lankan lives, and we are deeply grateful for the opportunity and assistance offered by the NBTS and the Ministry of Health towards our mission,” added Malika Samaraweera, Group Head of CSR, Brandix.

Brandix Manusathkara Thilina 2022

Brandix receiving the award from the National Blood Transfusion Service as Sri Lanka’s largest corporate blood donor.

Brandix Manusathkara Thilina 2022

Brandix members activity participating in the Blood Donation