South County Lexus Blood Drive Makes Vital Contribution to Patient Care
On Tuesday, August 14th, 2018, South County Lexus hosted a Red Cross Blood Drive and collected 22 pints of blood-enough to save the lives of up to 66 people!
Every day, patients throughout the Mission Viejo area and across the country rely on volunteer blood donors when receiving healthcare. From cancer patients, trauma victims, organ transplant recipients and premature babies to sickle cell disease patients and others, many people's lives depend on blood donations. One donation can save up to three lives, and the Red Cross is in a constant struggle to ensure that they have enough supply to help those in need.
We'd like to thank everyone who participated in the recent blood drive at South County Lexus, and encourage all of you to continue donating. Typically, you can donate blood every eight weeks (56 days), and there's an emergency need for volunteers, so we hope you'll contribute again in the future. If you didn't make it to our event, you can find local blood drives on redcrossblood.org.
ABOUT THE AMERICAN RED CROSS
The American Red Cross is one of the nation's most respected nonprofits. The organization offers numerous services to help those in need. It shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies approximately 40 percent of the country's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross relies on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to accomplish its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org.