PCA, in partnership with the American Red Cross, hosted a blood drive at our corporate headquarters in Lake Forest, Illinois, in January. The event was held in conjunction with National Blood Donor Month.
The Red Cross set up equipment and supplies in the building for employees to donate on-site. In addition to the scheduled appointments, several walk-ins showed up to help support the cause. PCA employees also volunteered in shifts to sign people in and help at the refreshment station.
According to PCA’s event organizer: “Blood inventory levels are extremely low right now, and hosting a blood drive allows PCA employees an opportunity to support a great cause. Employees were able to have a big impact by way of a simple blood donation. Each donation (one pint of blood) can save up to three lives.” She added that PCA may go on to host Red Cross blood drives annually.
For more information on donating blood in your area, please visit the Red Cross’s website at www.redcross.org/give-blood.