1st Annual American Red Cross Blood Drive
April 30, 2010
During World War II, America turned to the Red Cross to develop a supply of lifesaving blood on a massive scale. This led to the establishment of the American Red Cross Blood Donor Service, which collected 13.3 million pints of blood plasma for use by our armed forces in World War II. After the war, the Red Cross introduced the first nationwide civilian blood program. Today, each year, the Red Cross collects 6.5 million units of blood from 4 million donors nationwide, and these collections result in 9.5 million blood products. So naturally when the American Red Cross called and asked Shumate Mechanical if we would be willing to host a Blood Drive we were there to help in any way we could. On Friday, April 30th, 2010 the Mobile Blood Donor Service parked in front of Shumate Mechanical and our employees rolled up their sleeves to help. In all 28 employees gave 28 pints of blood to the American Red Cross to do their part for an organization that assists people on a global scale. Our 1st Blood Drive had a great turn out and positive response and we are sure the 2nd will be even better.