Everyday Heroes Program

As citizens rely on the services of these first responders in an emergency situation, they also rely on blood transfusions following accidents or to fight illness or disease. A car crash victim, for example, can need up to 100 units of red blood cells, while a cancer patient may need plasma to fight infection.

We appreciate and support the tireless work of our first responders. We encourage you to share our lifesaving mission by donating blood and helping us keep our shelves stocked to assist others in need. That’s why we’ve established the “Everyday Heroes Give Back Program” for local police, firefighter and EMS groups. The program, which rund through December, presents points to these groups for hosting blood drives and also for the number of participating donors at the drives. The points are then redeemed at the conclusion of the program for scholarship money to be presented to area first responders seeking higher education. 

Thousands of volunteers blood drive coordinators partner with us to ensure a safe blood supply is available for patients who need it. 

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