Cooperative Blood Drive Exceeds Goal
A&N Electric Cooperative employees rolled up their sleeves to help the community in July by hosting an American Red Cross blood drive at its Tasley facility.
The event, organized by the cooperative’s employee nonprofit Lighting the Way, was a success, collecting a total of 24 units of blood and passing the group’s goal of 18 units.
“Our employees came together to help support a much-needed cause,” said Lighting the Way President Holly Bundick. “We were happy to organize this event, and the number of donations exceeded our expectations.”
The blood drive was not open to the public and was only available to A&N Electric Cooperative personnel and their spouses due to health and safety protocols associated with COVID-19.
The American Red Cross has a constant and ongoing need for blood and platelet donations. With the ongoing pandemic, the Red Cross needs the help of blood and platelet donors and blood drive hosts to meet the needs of patient care. 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.
Each unit donated has the potential to save up to three lives, according the Red Cross. See the American Red Cross or more information on hosting a blood drive or to donate.