Thanks to the donors and volunteers at the 23rd annual Super Donor Days event held July 1st and 2nd at Shopko Hall, Green Bay. With the help of the community, the American Red Cross was able to collect 419 pints of blood. This did not meet this year’s goal but was nearly 30 pints more than last year.
A number of businesses helped make the event a success including Bellin Health, Schwan’s, WFRV TV 5, Glass Nickel Pizza, PMI, the Green Bay Packers and Jones Sign Company. There was fun give-aways, free pizza from Glass Nickel Pizza Company and Schwan’s provided free ice cream. People came with the cause in mind. “I think a lot of people help out because there is a need out there,” says Dave Liethen, Donor Recruitment Representative.
The blood drive is very important to make sure we have blood on hand for those who are in accidents, have a heart attack, receive cancer treatments and all others procedures whose lives are saved by receiving blood.
One out of every 10 people admitted to the hospital needs blood and the Red Cross provides nearly half of the nation’s blood supply.
“The need is always there, ” says Liethen. “Please encourage people who have not donated in a long time or it’s their first time, to give the gift of life and make giving blood a regular part of their life,” says Liethen.
If you did not get the chance to donate at this blood drive, please go to http://www.givebloodgivelife.org or call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE to find a blood drive near you.
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