When Leslie at the San Diego Blood Bank contacted us to see if we could host the Blood Mobile on short notice we didn't hesitate to say yes spring into action - especially since it was for a Mother's Day Blood Drive! Within a few days we had flyers up around Liberty Station and posts out on our social media.
The day dawned sunny and warm and we had our first donors before the doors were even open. By the end of the day, the fast and friendly Blood Mobile crew had processed 14 donors (5 more than last time) and our second blood drive this year was an even bigger success than the first one. Our own Lab Coordinator Ame Stanko was one of them and she's now a member of the 3 Gallon Club! Here's the sweet note we got from the Blood Bank afterwards:
"Thank you Ame so much for hosting last minute. We had a great day because of your efforts! We collected 14 pints saving 42 lives in our community. You made all the difference.Again thank you for your partnership, we wouldn’t be able to provide for our hospitals and patients without it." ~ Leslie Eagan, San Diego Blood Bank
Thanks to everyone who let us put up flyers and helped us spread the word and thanks especially to all of our wonderful donors and for the life-saving work the San Diego Blood Bank does for all of us every day.
Sunday, May 12, 2019
Celebrate all the moms by giving the gift of life! Ame here, Lab Coordinator. As many of you know, my mom passed into the great beyond a few years ago so I can't take her out for a swanky Mother's Day brunch. But instead of having a sad day missing her, I'm donating blood in her honor. Did you know that one donation can save several lives? The process is almost completely painless (2 tiny micro-second needle sticks), the people are super friendly, it's really fast and they always have great snacks. Come donate with us on Sunday and you'll get the satisfaction of knowing that you're fulfilling a life-saving, urgent need in our community. Walk-ins are welcome or, for optimum speediness, you can reserve a spot by calling 1-800-469-7322 or you can make an online appointment.
We were blessed with fantastic weather for our visit from the San Diego Bloodmobile today! We had set our goals pretty high and didn't quite hit them, but that gives us room to improve. All in all, 9 civic-minded donors participated and we collected 8 pints of blood saving 24 lives. We also valiantly ate a lot of leftover donuts (we somehow managed to choke them down). A big thank you to everyone who donated or shared the news about the Anneville and Friends Blood Drive. We feel so fortunate to be a part of the Liberty Station community and it was great fun to walk around handing out flyers and meeting people. Shout out to our friends at the Mingei Cafe and the Hot Spot! I also want to thank the fabulous Leslie Eagan at the San Diego Blood Bank. From the custom flyers to parking assistance, she was fantastic to work with.
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