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Blood donation is a virtue. By donating blood, your employees have served the cause of humanity. However, I am against the idea of issue of appreciation letter for blood donation.
Appreciation letters are issued for employees' outstanding performance or when employees do something beyond the call of their duty or some very innovative idea. Nevertheless, blood donation transcends all the higher limits. Therefore, I recommend top management authority calling employees and thanking them personally.
Let other senior members also give their views.
17th July 2015 From India, Bangalore
They can definitely be thanked by the people who benefitted from this noble act.
Appreciation letters may not be the ideal way of showing our feelings.
17th July 2015 From India, Pune
18th July 2015 From India, Delhi
While sharing the remarks of Dinesh & Nathrao that giving Appreciation Letters MAY NOT be the right way to appreciate, I have another reason for this view.
The employees concerned donated blood to a 'close relative of the management'........NOT to any unknown person or accident victim. What's so special?
Will YOU not donate blood to any of your family member or relatives? And what's an Organization where one works but an extended family? After all one spends a large part his/her life @ work......after sleep.
Would you expect any Appreciation Letter from your family/relatives?
Suggest do not give scope for any such precedents......there are chances that those employees may begin to take advantage of their action as days go by creating some sort of divide among the employees.
If you really wish to do something, let the relative THANK those employees AT THE PERSONAL LEVEL....DON'T allow the organization to get involved.
21st July 2015 From India, Hyderabad