Knowing that a small gesture of appreciation can go a long way possibly change a life. Isn’t it a great feeling to know that your efforts have made a difference?
Yep, we think so, too.
Today, in honor of Red Cross Month, Lou Fusz Buick GMC is holding its 4th annual blood donation drive within the dealership. The drive is open to all employees and also to customers who want to make a contribution to the American Red Cross. The drive was announced as being open to the public in hopes of getting as many people to donate as possible.
Our office manager Beth Meister and body shop receptionist Stephanie Watson are responsible for heading up the event and both explained why the drive is so important to the dealership. “We’re always looking for ways to do our part and give back to our community.” Stephanie says. This is our fourth year having this blood drive and It’s just part of our conscious effort to be support people in need of blood,” says Beth.
Also, General Manager Randy Fusz expresses that this is just the tip of the iceberg. “I plan on having at least four events this year. I want to have blood drives every quarter and get us participating in other events as the year progresses.”
The Red Cross website gives tons of insight to all of the different options that are available for people and/or businesses interested in contributing. It also provides some very interesting facts about blood needs, supplies, donors and the donation process. According to the website:
- Every TWO SECONDS, someone in the United States is in need of blood.
- One donation can help save the lives of up to three people
- The blood type most often requested in hospitals is Type O. This is because Type O red blood cells can be transfused to patients of all blood types. Considered the “universal donor”, only 7% of people in the United States have this blood type.
I understand that everyone is not able to donate for various different reasons. However, I would really suggest that anyone who is willing and able to give blood to do so. It’s very inspirational to think of the fact that a mere 30 minutes of your time dedicated to this process could potentially save THREE LIVES. What fuels you to donate? Leave us a comment and let us know why.
For more information about Red Cross and donating, please visit www.redcrossblood.org.