Monthly Archives: February 2018

Help Us Save Lives at our Annual Blood Drive

Austin Chico

Austin Chico, Sr.

Come on out on Wednesday, March 7 for our 5th annual Bank of Tucson Blood Drive in honor of Austin Chico Sr. to benefit the American Red Cross. From 9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., we’ll have a Red Cross Bloodmobile at 4400 E. Broadway.

Each unit of blood can save up to three lives, and some of our past drives have raised nearly 20 units of blood, meaning 60 lives potentially saved through just one of our blood drives.

Erin Chico, our VP Customer Service Manager, lost her husband, Austin, four 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 is proud to be help meet that need.

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. 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.

A heartfelt thank you in advance to everyone who participates in our blood drive in honor of Austin Chico Sr.