Palm Harbor, FL (PRWEB) August 13, 2014
On July 18, NTC (Nationwide Title Clearing, Inc.) hosted a company-wide blood drive in which employees donated 55 pints of blood, surpassing all previously-established donation records for NTC. Since each pint helps to sustain life for as many as three people, the donations are enough to help save the lives of up to 165 people in need. Overall, NTC employees have donated 349 pints of blood due to the numerous blood drives held over the years, helping a total of over 1047 people.
While more than 4.5 million patients need blood transfusions each year in the U.S. and Canada, only 37% of the U.S. population is eligible to donate blood—and of those citizens, less than 10% do so annually. (1) Such high demand for donated blood has led NTC executives to make annual blood drives an intrinsic part of the company’s culture, according to NTC CEO John Hillman, who added that each year, NTC encourages all eligible employees to participate and hosts the drive on company premises to make this possible.
“We realize that people—many of them right here in our own community—are in need of help, and we want to do everything within reach to provide that help,” said Hillman. “As a successful local company, we feel a responsibility to do all we can and push the boundaries beyond what may be just “comfortable” to do.”
NTC has previously held several blood drives through blood centers operating throughout the Tampa Bay area, where dozens of hospitals and ambulatory care services depend on donations for whole blood, as well as other blood products and services.
NTC’s commitment to hosting blood drives over the years was recognized by Danielle Auger, Community Relations Coordinator at not-for-profit blood center OneBlood, who commented, “NTC represents a mode
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