From left to right: Panagiotis Arkoumaneas, President of EODY, Dr. Constantina Politis, Head of SKAEM at EODY, Claudia Carydis, Vice President of Public Affairs at ACG, Nikolas Bakatselos, President of AmChamGR, Elias Spirtounias, Executive Director of AmChamGR
The American College of Greece (ACG) and the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce joined forces for the organization of a three-day blood drive, on July 8-10, 2020, in collaboration with the National Public Health Organization (EODY), as part of the ‘Oloi Mazi Bouroume’ initiative.
ACG welcomed the volunteers at its premises – a safe and spacious environment – to support patients in need and to help replenish our hospitals low blood supplies during the summer months, and more specifically those of G. Gennimatas, Ag. Savvas, and Evaggelismos hospitals, whose representatives congratulated us on the organization of this initiative.
Precautionary measures, as directed by EODY, were taken to safeguard the health and safety of the blood donors, as indicated for the Covid-19 pandemic, while participants registered online in order to avoid overcrowding and long waiting hours.
“Staying true to its motto “to serve, not to be served”, The American College of Greece, as a non-profit institution, strongly believes in the value of community contribution. We are very happy to collaborate with two organizations that have actively proven the significant societal role they play, especially during the pandemic”, said Claudia Carydis, VP of Public Affairs at The American College of Greece.
In total, 90 volunteers – students, alumni, faculty and staff, Pierce and Deree parents, as well as AMCHAM members – came together during this blood drive, resulting in 70 blood units collected in total.
“I am very pleased that we were able to give back to the community through this initiative and our collaboration with ACG and EODY. I hope this is only the beginning of a series of more such initiatives, especially during this period where it is much needed”, mentioned President of AMCHAM, Nikolas Bakatselos.
As Panagiotis Arkoumaneas, President of EODY, highlighted, “The pandemic has taught us that miracles can be achieved when we work together.”
Because ACG Cares!