Our Blood Drive to Honor Austin Chico

9945798-largeBank of Tucson recently hosted our 2nd annual blood drive in honor of Austin Chico to benefit the American Red Cross. Erin Chico, our VP of Lockbox Operations, lost her husband last year to Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS). MDS is a diverse bone marrow disorder in which the bone marrow does not produce enough healthy blood cells. Erin and her family are passionate about the American Red Cross, as they relied on blood donations to support Austin throughout his treatment.

The turnout for the blood drive was beyond our expectations. Erin’s family, their co-workers, friends and many other of our 4400 Building tenants showed up in full force to support the blood drive. For many bank employees, this was their first time donating blood, but they felt strongly about supporting Erin and making a difference in someone’s life. They look forward to participating again next year.

We have all learned how important it is for The American Red Cross to have blood of all types available, whether the need is for medical treatment or natural disaster relief.

To learn more about donating blood, you can call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). According to the Red Cross, to be eligible to donate blood, you must be in good general health and feeling well, be at least 17 years old in most states and weigh at least 110 pounds. Remember one pint of blood can save up to three lives!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our blood drive in honor of Austin Chico!

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Posted on July 7, 2015, in Charity and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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