Bloode, the first online blood donation community in Greece, was launched in 2014 by Natalia Krichsali, Alexander Sotiropoulos and Panagiotis Sfikas, then fellows at the Athens University of Economics and Business. So far, they have had 3 years of success, especially in 2017.
In 2017, Bloode
managed to collect 4,500 volunteer blood donors, fulfill 191 requests for blood, and organize 55 blood donations. And their most important success; they donated more than 1,025 liters of blood for people in need.
Bloode grew to two main groups of 26 new volunteers who are now on staff. In order to meet the efficiency and growing needs to reach their goal, they decided to strengthen its management team by creating a new Board of Directors with President Natalia Krizali, a founding member of the organization, and members of the Business Development Director (ReGerenation), Giorgos Nikolettakis (CEO, 100 Mentors) and Angeliki Papadopoulou (Corporate Affairs Officer, Nestlé Hellas). Alexandros Sotiropoulos, also founding member of the Organization, has also now assumed the duties of General Manager and Secretary General of the BoD.
And finally, they developed partnerships with 10 new companies and 3 organizations to begin blood donation programs, which have also boosted their volunteer activity.
Any company that wants to set up a blood donation program and a blood bank for its employees and to those in need, can contact Bloode to help both organize events and inform those who would like to participate. The same applies to any other organization or group that would like to help their community.
Behind Bloode's effort is the community of blood donors, the volunteers of their team and their sponsors. Bloode is especially grateful for the cooperation with the Bodossakis Foundation and the Onassis Foundation, who helped in their effort to donate more blood.
With a new structure, mood and vision Bloode hopes to save even more lives in 2018!
For more information, please visit: Bloode