This September, Gass Weber Mullins hosted our first annual blood drive. With our region’s blood supply being critically low, we joined forces with the American Red Cross and encouraged our neighbors to roll up their sleeves, and together we provided blood that will be used to save up to 80 lives! We are grateful to have had the opportunity to contribute to such a worthy cause.
It is incumbent upon us to take some time every day to think about how we can help others in need. While 60 percent of people are eligible to donate blood, only ten percent actually do. Blood is essential for treating chronic illness, surgeries and traumatic injuries. According to the American Red Cross, someone in the United States needs blood every two seconds. To make an appointment to donate, please call 1-800-GIVE LIFE (1-800-448-3543), or visit www.redcrossblood.org to find a listing of community blood drives.