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 l
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