Bank of Tucson Blood Drive to Save Lives
Bank of Tucson recently hosted our 3rd annual blood drive in honor of Austin Chico to benefit the American Red Cross. We set a lofty goal of 17 units of blood donated, and we’re grateful to say that we met our goal!
Each unit of blood can save up to three lives, so our staff, customers and friends may save up to 51 lives through their contributions.
Erin Chico, our VP of Lockbox Operations, lost her husband two years ago 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.
Whether the need is for medical treatment or natural disaster relief, it is important for The American Red Cross to have blood of all types available and Bank of Tucson was proud to be help meet that need.
To be eligible to donate blood, you must be in good general health and feeling well, not have any Zika virus risk exposures, 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!
To learn more about donating blood, you can call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
If you can’t donate blood, or if you’re already a blood donor and want to do more, the American Red Cross is always recruiting volunteers. To learn more, click here.
A heartfelt thank you to everyone who participated in our blood drive in honor of Austin Chico.
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