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Waste Management employees roll up their sleeves to give the gift of life

Published: Jul 01, 2010 4:06 AM EDT

 

Waste Management of Collier County celebrated June as Health and Safety month. During the month, Waste Management took steps to educate employees about proper diet, nutrition, and exercise, as well as maintaining a safe work environment. The month wrapped up with an onsite health fair and employee blood drive. 
The blood drive was spearheaded by Hilarry Miles, Operations Specialist with Waste Management, as one of the company’s quarterly community relations events. While 97% of the US population does not give blood, Miles knows that every drop counts. 
Each pint of blood saves three lives. Once a donor has given a pint of blood, it is tested and broken down into three components: red cells, plasma & platelets. Red cells are commonly transfused to trauma or accident victims. Platelets are often given to cancer patients and plasma is commonly transfused to burn victims and people with blood disorders.
Every 20 minutes, someone’s loved one receives a blood transfusion right here in Collier County. 
“Our employees enjoy giving back to the community and often find creative ways to show how much they care,” said Larry Berg, Sr. District Manager. “Waste Management is proud to support the efforts of employees such as Hilarry Miles. We plan to make this blood drive an annual event.”
About Waste Management 
Waste Management, based in Houston, Texas, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste management services in North America. Our subsidiaries provide collection, transfer, recycling and resource recovery, and disposal services. We are also a leading developer, operator and owner of waste-to-energy and landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United States. Our customers include residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers throughout North America. For more information about Waste Management please see www.wm.com or www.thinkgreen.com. 

Waste Management of Collier County celebrated June as Health and Safety month. During the month, Waste Management took steps to educate employees about proper diet, nutrition, and exercise, as well as maintaining a safe work environment. The month wrapped up with an onsite health fair and employee blood drive.

The blood drive was spearheaded by Hilarry Miles, Operations Specialist with Waste Management, as one of the company’s quarterly community relations events. While 97% of the US population does not give blood, Miles knows that every drop counts.

Each pint of blood saves three lives. Once a donor has given a pint of blood, it is tested and broken down into three components: red cells, plasma & platelets. Red cells are commonly transfused to trauma or accident victims. Platelets are often given to cancer patients and plasma is commonly transfused to burn victims and people with blood disorders.

Every 20 minutes, someone’s loved one receives a blood transfusion right here in Collier County. 

“Our employees enjoy giving back to the community and often find creative ways to show how much they care,” said Larry Berg, Sr. District Manager. “Waste Management is proud to support the efforts of employees such as Hilarry Miles. We plan to make this blood drive an annual event.”

About Waste Management

Waste Management, based in Houston, Texas, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste management services in North America. Our subsidiaries provide collection, transfer, recycling and resource recovery, and disposal services. We are also a leading developer, operator and owner of waste-to-energy and landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United States. Our customers include residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers throughout North America. For more information about Waste Management please see www.wm.com or www.thinkgreen.com. 

 

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