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Saving lives in Portugal – our first blood drive!

In a world where news about blood shortages is making headlines, we decided to act and fulfill our corporate social responsibility: we started our first blood drive in Portugal!

About our initiative: Saving lives in minutes

We partnered with the IPST (Portuguese Institute of Blood and Transplantation) to make our blood drive a reality. This collaboration is a significant initiative for us because each blood donation has the potential to save a life. With just a small investment of your time, you can make a big difference. It often begins with raising awareness and taking that first step to get involved!

Therefore, everyone was encouraged to join in! Of course, in addition to our CO-lleagues, we also invited their family and friends and other businesses to join us in order to reach the largest possible number of donations. With our motto of the day “Be a lifesaver!” more than 35 participants participated at our on-site donation drive!

Among them were COCUS employees, as well as friends, family and even friendly companies in the Matosinhos and Porto region such as Concentrix and ISS Tech Team. We thank everyone who participated in this initiative and are happy to have encouraged donations!

THANK YOU for over 35 blood donations!

You were an active part of this action, thank you for taking this opportunity! Some of our employees have shared their impressions of the initiative with us, of course we don’t want to withhold them from you:

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It's an excellent initiative! I believe we were able to attract people who had never donated blood before and were converted by this action, and it gains even more value when we consider that the average age group being reached is quite young. It costs nothing and holds immense value. It's great to know that we are saving lives.

- João Guimarães

I think it's a great action. Knowing that 5 minutes of my life can help save 3 people is awesome. I hope more people consider taking part in actions like this one.

- Filipe Santos

How privileged am I to be comfortable in my workplace and at the same time contribute to saving lives? Thank you COCUS and IPST for providing this moment!

- Catarina Carvalho
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It's an excellent initiative! I believe we were able to attract people who had never donated blood before and were converted by this action, and it gains even more value when we consider that the average age group being reached is quite young. It costs nothing and holds immense value. It's great to know that we are saving lives.​

- João Guimarães​

I think it's a great action. Knowing that 5 minutes of my life can help save 3 people is awesome. I hope more people consider taking part in actions like this one.​

- Filipe Santos

How privileged am I to be comfortable in my workplace and at the same time contribute to saving lives? Thank you COCUS and IPST for providing this moment!​

- Catarina Carvalho​

The initiative underscores our commitment not only to technology, but also to social responsibility. Together, we are making a difference and demonstrating that positive change starts with (COC)US.

Impressions from the blood drive 2023

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