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Foundation Financial Group Will Give the Gift of Blood This Holiday Season via an American Red Cross Blood Drive
Date:12/9/2013

Raleigh, North Carolina (PRWEB) December 10, 2013

Foundation Financial Group announced several Raleigh employees will be supporting the American Red Cross through a blood drive on Monday, Dec. 23. The blood drive will take place in the Bent Tree Office Park, which is located at 701 Exposition Place and is home to FFG’s Raleigh Regional Sales Center.

“Donating blood is the ultimate gift you can give,” said Foundation Financial Event Coordinator Alex Proctor-Qurneh. “My coworkers and I were looking for a way to positively impact the world, and the American Red Cross Blood Drive is exactly that- a selfless opportunity to do some good.”

Foundation Financial Group employees have already scheduled their donation time. Among the myriad of reasons motivating FFG employees to donate blood are sick loved ones, a desire to help others, and the knowledge that a blood transfusion might save their own lives someday. As with all philanthropic events at Foundation Financial, participation in the blood drive is 100 percent voluntary. FFG volunteers have also recruited friends and family members to commit to donating at the blood drive.

According to the American Red Cross, a single donation can help save the lives of up to three people. Type O-negative blood, a rare blood type, is compatible with all blood types and is necessary in emergency transfusions for newborns and patients who require blood before their type can be determined. One donor generally gives a pint of blood at a time; one patient from a car wreck may need as many as 100 pints to recover.

In order to give blood, participants must bring the names of their medications and a driver’s license or two forms of identification. A four-step donation process ensures donors are healthy enough to safely contribute and includes registration, medical history and mini physical, extraction, and nourishments. Sterile needles are discarded after each use. All blood is thoroughly tested before being sent to patients.

The American Red Cross partners with over 50,000 sponsors each year to hold more than 200,000 blood drives and provide convenient locations for donors. The ARC’s blood program started in 1940 and currently supplies about 40 percent of the blood supply in the Unites States. The Red Cross makes blood available to any patient in need, unlike some blood banks in the U.S. and Europe that require patients arrange for donors to replace the blood they use. Through this practice, the American Red Cross allows patients and their families to focus on a full recovery instead of “paying” for the blood.

To find a local donation opportunity, please visit http://www.redcrossblood.org/make-donation.

“Not everyone has money to spare, but donating blood only costs 20 minutes to potentially give someone precious time to stay alive,” continued Proctor-Qurneh. “Every two seconds, someone in our country needs blood. If you stop and think about it, I bet you can find 20 minutes to save a life. Donating blood is the most meaningful, inexpensive way to help someone this season.”

About Foundation Financial Group

Foundation Financial Group is a multibillion dollar financial services corporation. FFG offers its customers Best in Class service through its Insurance, Retirement, and Mortgage Services. Named one of the fastest growing financial companies in the country by Inc. Magazine for the third year running, FFG has continued to grow its nationwide presence with over 100,000 new customers per year in 39 states. In addition to the value that Foundation Financial provides every customer, it is also dedicated to its communities and the people who live in them. Through a vast array of philanthropic endeavors, the company not only provides significant monetary donations but also fosters a workforce environment that encourages all team members to personally make a difference. Foundation Financial is committed to its strong focus on customer service and community investment as it continues to grow and compete with the largest financial institutions in the world.

Foundation Financial Group reviews all public relations inquiries. For additional information, interview and image requests, contact the Foundation Financial Group Public Relations Team.

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