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Blood and platelet donations often decline during the summer months, making it difficult for the American Red Cross to meet hospital patient needs. That’s why Suburban Propane is partnering with the Red Cross as the official sponsor of its annual national summer awareness campaign. In order to increase donations, Suburban Propane will support the American Red Cross WQSB Blood Drives in Gadsden by providing an onsite cook-out and $10 VISA gift card to all who come give at the drive.
On Friday June 3rd from 10 am to 2 pm, and on Saturday June 4th from 1-7 pm, you can help support the community by donating blood. Blood donations will take place in front of Premier Cinemas in the Gadsden Mall. The event will include representatives from Suburban Propane and the American Red Cross, as well as blood and platelet donors from the Gadsden area.
If you think blood donations are not that important during the Summer months, think about this. The Red Cross relies on volunteer donors for the 14,000 blood donations needed every day to support patients at about 2,600 hospitals and transfusion centers nationwide. However, during the summer months, about two fewer donors schedule an appointment to give blood at each Red Cross blood drive than what patients need. Without adequate blood donations, life saving surgeries have to be put on hold. And if someone in an accident needed blood, it could mean life or death.
This is just one of 37 Suburban Propane-supported blood drives across the country throughout the summerlong campaign. As the official sponsor of the summer campaign, from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, Suburban Propane employees will also volunteer at blood drives as part of one of the largest nationwide corporate volunteer efforts in support of Red Cross Blood Services. To learn more about Suburban Propane’s community involvement, visit suburbanpropane.com.