Pru Life UK, Philippine Red Cross team up for National Blood Donors’ Month

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Pru Life UK employee-volunteers and Philippine Red Cross staff in the midst of the bloodletting procedure.

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British life insurer Pru Life UK continues to fortify its commitment to prepare for emergency situations by conducting a blood donation drive last July 19, 2016, in partnership with the Philippine Red Cross.

A total of 28 bags of blood were collected and donated to the National Blood Bank, contributing to the cause that seeks to ensure the sufficient supply of safe blood needed for Red Cross' disaster and emergency response operations. The participation of Pru Life UK employees in the blood donation drive takes root from the Company’s initiative to promote the spirit of volunteerism within the organization through its employee-volunteer program, Pru It Forward.

In the same week, Pru Life UK also held a disaster preparedness seminar on the  fundamentals of preparation and survival for emergencies. The seminar perfectly complements the company’s corporate social responsibility advocacy of disaster preparedness and recovery.

Pru Life UK’s bloodletting and disaster preparedness initiatives are in celebration of the company’s Business Continuity Week, which coincides with its 20th anniversary in the Philippines. In 1996, the Insurance Commission granted the British subsidiary the license to operate and sell life insurance in the country. Since then, Pru Life UK has expanded its reach to over 80 branches in the Philippines, with the biggest life agency force at 14,000 licensed agents, and has emerged as one of the top five life insurers. Pru Life UK is headquartered in Uptown Bonifacio, Taguig City.

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About Pru Life UK

Established in 1996, Pru Life UK is a subsidiary of British financial services giant Prudential plc. Pru Life UK is the pioneer and current market leader of unit-linked or investment-linked life insurance products, and is one of the first life insurance companies approved to market US dollar-denominated unit-linked policies in the country. Pru Life UK is a life insurance company and is not engaged in the business of selling pre-need plans.

Headquartered in the United Kingdom, Prudential plc has an extensive network of life insurance and mutual funds operations around the world covering Europe, the United States (US) and 14 markets in Asia. Its regional office, Prudential Corporation Asia, is based in Hong Kong. Prudential plc has around 24 million insurance customers worldwide and manages £509 billion of assets as of 31 December 2015.

Pru Life UK and Prudential plc are not affiliated with Prudential Financial, Inc. (a US-registered company), Philippine Prudential Life Insurance Company, Prudentialife Plans, Inc. or Prudential Guarantee and Assurance, Inc. (all Philippine-registered companies).

For more information: www.prulifeuk.com.ph

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