Fortinet Philippines, a global leader in high-performance cyber security solutions, recently conducted a bloodletting activity in support of the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) National Blood Services, at the PRC Tower National Blood Center in Mandaluyong City.
According to Jeff Castillo, regional director for Fortinet Philippines, the company has been active in initiating annual charitable acts through its #FortinetCares program. For 2017, the tech company conducted a bloodletting activity as a meaningful way of giving back to the community.
“As a responsible corporate citizen, we conduct these kinds of activities every year. This time, our team chose to give a helping hand to the Philippine Red Cross,” added Castillo. “With this activity, we hope to give back to the community and save lives.”
The said event gathered the Fortinet team, distributors, and partners, including the Philippine National Police-Anti-Cybercrime Group (PNP-ACG), MSI-ECS, MEC Networks, Trends and Microbase.
PSSUPT Ronaldo Faustino De Jesus, deputy director of the PNP-ACG, who was present during the activity called it a fulfilling experience. “The PNP-ACG team was glad to donate because we know that many Filipinos are in need of blood,” he said.
The PRC National Blood Services is a major supplier of blood in the country. PRC said that it needs at least 2,500 to 3,000 blood units to meet the existing demands of Filipinos. Activities like the #FortinetCares Bloodletting Drive are necessary to meet the national blood requirements in the Philippines.