April 19, 2024
Baggage of typo O constructive and destructive blood. Courtesy San Diego Blood Financial institution

San Diego County Credit score Union, partnered with the San Diego Blood Financial institution to host a New 12 months’s blood drive at six SDCCU areas, 5 in San Diego County and one in Riverside County, accumulating 105 models of much-needed blood, which is able to assist to avoid wasting the lives of over 315 folks.

The blood drive was held throughout a difficult time of the 12 months for the San Diego Blood Financial institution with fewer blood drives happening throughout the vacation season. Blood donations are particularly crucial at the moment of 12 months after a busy winter season, and the diminished variety of drives has put extra pressure on the already stretched on-hand provide.

“We’re grateful to everybody who got here out and donated at our blood drive to kick off the New 12 months,” stated Teresa Campbell, SDCCU president and CEO. “Our blood donors’ help really makes a distinction within the lives of these in our neighborhood.”

Greater than 30 hospitals depend on the San Diego Blood Financial institution day by day. With a shelf lifetime of simply 42 days, the fixed want for brand new donations is crucial. To study extra concerning the San Diego Blood Financial institution or for extra info on the blood drive, go to www.sandiegobloodbank.org.