We established the "Yamanashi Citizen Group Blood Donation Association" jointly with Citizen Seimitsu Co., Ltd. in 1977 and continue to conduct this activity. As the main activity, blood donations take place at business places in spring and autumn, and more than 100 employees take part in this activity each time. In cases where blood donations are needed for emergency surgeries, we ask for blood donations. We support this activity by encouraging employees to donate blood at business places during their working time. This long-term activity has been highly appreciated and we received a citation from the Health Minister for blood donation promotion in 2003.