In the first of what we are hoping will become a bi-annual company-wide event, we has hosted multiple blood drives at or near our office locations in October and November.
“Holladay Construction Group is committed to strengthening our community and helping meet hospital and patient needs through blood donations,” said Scott Trueblood, President &CEO. “This blood drive is our way of giving staff, colleagues and neighbors an opportunity to help save lives.”
The first blood drive was held in partnership with the American Red Cross on Monday, October 19 from 10 AM to 4 PM CST at 6625 Daniel Burnham Drive, Suite C, Portage, IN 46368. The Portage/LaGrange drive surpassed its goal and had 21 people register, including 8 first time donors, and collected 20 pints of blood, with the potential to enrich 60 lives.
The South Bend blood drive was held on Tuesday, October 20 in partnership with the South Bend Medical Foundation at Holladay's Corporate Headquarters located at 3454 Douglas Road, South Bend, IN 46635 from 8 AM to 12 PM EST. 24 people registered for the event and the South Bend Medical Foundation collected 23 pints of blood which will be used to impact 69 lives.
In Indianapolis we partnered with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive on Wednesday, November 11 at the American Red Cross located at 1510 North Meridian, Indianapolis, IN 46202 from 9 AM - 3 PM EST. The event achieved its goal of collecting 40 units of blood which represents a positive effect on 120 lives.
Blood is a perishable product that can only come from volunteer blood donors. With someone in the U.S. needing blood every two seconds, blood products must be constantly replenished, according to the Red Cross.
“We urge community members to donate blood and help ensure that patients in local hospitals have a supply of blood ready and waiting before an emergency occurs," said Trish Cochran, Account Manager for American Red Cross Blood Services in Merrillville, IN. "There’s no better feeling than knowing that your blood donation may give someone a second chance at life.”
According to the Red Cross, donors with all blood types are needed, especially those with types O negative, A negative and B negative.