Red Cross Blood Bank
Ford Broadmeadows site employees are offered the opportunity to give blood each quarter when The Australian Red Cross Blood Service mobile unit visits the Ford Broadmeadows Plant.
During each mobile unit visit, up to 100 employees can donate blood – this gives Ford employees the potential to save 300 lives quarterly!
Ford employees in the Geelong Plant are entitled to 2 hours paid leave each quarter to visit the Red Cross Blood Bank in their region.
Ford Australia also participates in the Australian Red Cross Blood Service Summer Blood Challenge which runs from December through February. Ford employees are encouraged to participate in the Challenge. Over 50 Victorian organisations compete to see who can contribute the most blood donations over a 3 month period. The Summer Blood Challenge is the largest and longest running blood drive in Australia.