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Lavaughn Fernander, Customer Service Manager at Colina donates blood. One blood donation can save three lives.

Ninety-Seven Units of Blood Raised

Colina Sponsors National Blood Drive

Nassau, The Bahamas, April 29, 2020 – Colina Insurance Limited sponsored today’s national blood drive in partnership with the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA). The event was held in response to the urgent appeal for blood at the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH).

“Colina is pleased to partner with health officials on the national blood drive,” said Maxine Seymour, Director, Corporate Communications, Colina Insurance Limited. “The level of participation is reassuring, especially amidst the COVID-19 pandemic at a time when most people are staying at home.”

“Once we heard about the Drive we immediately agreed to support this critical event,” said Seymour. “Medical scientists are amazing but they are still unable to manufacture blood and platelets so volunteer blood donors are life-saving heroes”.

The Bahamas’ Health Minister, Dr. Duane Sands and Colina’s Manager of Customer Service, Lavaughn Fernander, were among persons donating blood to replenish PMH’s supplies. Organizers fell slightly short of their target to raise 100 units of blood, acquiring 97 instead.

Blood donated will assist in the hospital’s response when treating accident victims, cancer patients, hemophiliacs and surgery patients. The National Blood Drive was held at the entrance lobby at the Thomas A Robinson National Stadium. Physical distancing policies were enforced with donors and staffers wearing protective equipment and maintaining a safe distance.

About Colina Insurance Limited

Colina Insurance Limited (Colina) is a diversified financial services company, offering comprehensive life and health insurance solutions. Colina is wholly-owned by Colina Holdings Bahamas Limited (CHBL). CHBL is a Bahamian Company, built on a firm foundation of trust, integrity and responsibility. Colina has evolved over the past 155 years to become The Bahamas’ largest life and health insurer, with a solid reputation for providing insurance and related financial services products that help clients prepare for life’s unexpected events.
Colina’s Life Division offers a wide range of whole life and term insurance, pension, annuity, and savings and investment products. Its Health Division offers a wide range of comprehensive individual medical and group life and medical insurance. Colina General Insurance Agents & Brokers Limited (CGIA) – another of CHBL’s wholly-owned subsidiaries – offers property and general insurance. Through CGIA, CHBL has helped many persons obtain protection and coverage for their homes, boats, vehicles and other assets.

About the Public Hospitals Authority

The Public Hospitals Authority is guided by strategic directions and goals defined by the Ministry of Health to achieve an overall national health vision for Healthy People, Effective Healthcare Delivery Systems and Efficient Operations of Services within The Bahamas. It works in conjunction with the Ministry of Health and its agencies to achieve targets for the public sector health services system.