Blood donations do not keep pace with hospital demand during the summer months. Every day there are thousands of lives to help save. Therefore, Arrow Glass Industries invited eligible donors to roll up a sleeve during the 1st annual Arrow Company Blood donation drive Wednesday, Aug. 7th.
This blood drive came as the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center faced an emergency need for blood donors to give blood and help avoid delays in lifesaving medical care for patients.
“Summer months are among the most challenging times of the year for collecting blood. Regular donors delay giving while they vacation and participate in seasonal activities. Yet, patients are always counting on the generosity of blood donors to keep replenishing the life-saving supply. Therefore, Thank you Arrow Glass Industries for partnering with us to help save and sustain lives!”
– Operations Coordinator of Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center
Starting at 8:00 am, the day took off quick. Gulf Coast Regionals donation van filled up, as there were so many eager employees wanting to donate. Within two hours we hit our projected goal of 15 donations. Arrow Glass Industries is very thankful for all of the 77 employees who chose to donate blood. Because of you over 100 lives were saved!
About Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center
Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center began operations on Jan. 1, 1975. Serving the largest medical campus in the world, The Blood Center has grown to more than 650 employees and serves more than 170 hospitals and health care institutions in the 26-county Texas Gulf Coast, Brazos Valley and East Texas regions.
To meet the needs of the area community, The Blood Center must collect about 800 donations every day. That is why The Blood Center encourages individuals to Commit for Life. partnership between the community and Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center. They are focused saving lives, today and in the future.