Market Saving Lives
Through 2020, our market has adjusted as the COVID-19 situation evolved. But one thing remained constant. Generous market patrons stepped up each quarter and rolled up their sleeves to help save lives by donating blood. As the pandemic progressed, the need for donated blood became direr. Thousands of blood drives were canceled as companies shifted to working at home and schools were held remotely. Yet the need for blood remained. Surgeries still needed to be performed, life-threatening accidents still occurred, cancer patients still needed treatments and thousands of grateful patients still needed life-saving transfusions of red blood cells, plasma, and platelets. Did you know that every 2 seconds, someone in the United States needs blood? Our partner in this effort, Vitalant, has awarded us a plaque in appreciation of being a COVID-19 Blood Drive Sponsor.
And the need continues. Make sure to sign up to save lives at our next Blood Drive on Saturday, October 9th from 8 am to noon. It’s easy, just click this link.
Special thanks to Mike Hashimoto, who has been our market liaison for our quarterly blood drives. He’s helped facilitate interactions with patrons who wish to donate blood in a graceful manner. His dedication to volunteering for a noble cause inspires us all!